Competitive Events

North Dakota offers many Competitive Events. Each year, students are allowed to participate in 3 test only events, as well as 1 individual event, and 1 team event.


Testing Events

Fundamentals of Medical Terminology

Health Career Exploration

Math for Health Careers

Foundations of Medical Reading

Foundations of Nutrition 

Team Events

Public Health

Dynamic Decisions

Health Career Display

Health Education

Individual Events

Life Threatening Situations

Extemporaneous Health Poster 

Health Career Preparation

Healthy Lifestyle

Prepared Speaking 

Speaking Skills 

Recognition Events

Barbara James Service Award

HOSA Happenings

HOSA Service Project


Health Science Events- Testing Events

Behavioral Health

Cultural Diversities & Disparities

Dental Terminology

Health Informatics

Human Growth & Development

Medical Law & Ethics

Medical Math

Medical Reading

Medical Spelling (round 1 test)

Medical Terminology 




Emergency Preparedness Events

CPR/First Aid (team)

EMT (team)

Epidemiology (test only)

Life Support Skills*

Public Health (team)

Health Professions Events

BioMedical Lab Science

Clinical Specialty

Dental Science

Medical Assisting

Nursing Assisting

Personal Care *

Pharmacy Science

Physical Therapy 

Sports Medicine

Veterinary Science

Leadership Events

Extemporaneous Writing (Test ONLY) 

Health Career Photography

Healthy Lifestyle

Interviewing Skills*

Job Seeking Skills

Prepared Speaking

Research Poster

Researched Persuasive Writing &Speaking

Speaking Skills* 

Teamwork Events

Biomedical Debate

Community Awareness

Creative Problem Solving

Forensic Science

Health Career Display

Health Education

Public Service Announcement


*Student must be classified under the provisions of the 2004 reauthorized individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to participate. 

Recognition Events

Barbara James Service Award

HOSA Happenings

National Service Project

Outstanding HOSA Achievement