The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.
The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program. Since its inception in 1976, HOSA has grown to over 200,000 members. HOSA has continued to sustain membership growth for the past two decades. HOSA provides its members with a comprehensive program of competitive events, training, development, recognition, scholarships, and partnerships for future health professionals.
The goals that HOSA believes are vital to each member are:
- To promote physical, mental and social well-being.
- To develop effective leadership qualities and skills.
- To develop the ability to communicate more effectively with people.
- To develop character.
- To develop responsible citizenship traits.
- To understand the importance of pleasing oneself as well as being of service to others.
- To build self-confidence and pride in one's work.
- To make realistic career choices and seek successful employment in the health care field.
- To develop an understanding of the importance in interacting and cooperating with other students and organizations.
- To encourage individual and group achievement.
- To develop an understanding of current health care issues, environmental concerns, and survival needs of the community, the nation and the world.
- To encourage involvement in local, state and national health care and education projects.
- To support Health Science Education instructional objectives.
- To promote career opportunities in health care.
Alabama HOSA has impacted over 60,000 members over the last 10 years. This does not take into account the numerous individuals touched through community service projects and wellness education. Alabama HOSA has shown tremendous growth in membership and is proud to be the pipeline for our future health professionals. Along with membership, Alabama HOSA has also seen significant increases in participation at the state and international levels.
Degrees and Certifications:
Amy Stephens & DeAnna Hartley
Health Science Instructors/HOSA Advisors