HOSA - Future Health Professionals is an international student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, post-secondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in HSE programs. HOSA is 100% health care!

HOSA is not an organization to which a few students in school join. Rather, HOSA is a powerful instructional tool that works best when it is integrated into the HSE curriculum and classroom. HSE instructors are committed to the development of the total person. Those who join the HSE-HOSA Partnership recognize the importance of providing students with training far beyond the basic technical skills needed for entry into the health care field. The rapidly changing health care system needs dedicated workers who, in addition to their technical skills, are people-oriented and capable of playing a leadership or follower-ship role as a member of a health care team.

HOSA's mission is especially critical when considering the acute shortage of qualified workers for the health care industry. It is essential that the HSE-HOSA Partnership maintain its momentum and encourage all HSE instructors to integrate HOSA into their curriculum and classrooms.

Who Should Attend

Students in middle school, high school, and college students in the state of Tennessee interested in pursuing health professions and health related careers should attend. Health and health professions teachers and advisors should also attend. Preference for in-person attendance will be given to high school students, programs, teachers, and advisors.

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COVID-19 Protocols

Each host site will follow the COVID-19 protocols that are required by their institution. COVID-19 vaccination will not be required at any host site. Masking may be required if local COVID-19 rates are high or the local health department require masking. Attendees will be notified whether masking is required by email 48 hours prior to the event.

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Become a Sponsor

Individuals and organizations in health and health related fields can support the Summit & Expo by becoming an event sponsor, an activity sponsor, or participating in the expo. The full list of sponsorship activities is available in this Downloadable PDF. Questions about sponsorship or to submit your sponsorship commitment, please email Tennessee.HOSA@tn.gov.

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development and growth in our members and among all students across the state. We are a chartered association with an International Career and Technical Student Organization with a 100% focus on health care. Our organization empowers students to become leaders in the global health community, through education, collaboration, and experience. HOSA actively promotes career opportunities in the health care industry to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. With your support, we will continue to help students pursue their goals.

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