Competitive Events

North Dakota HOSA offers many competitive events held prior to or during
the State Leadership Conference.
There are no limitation of recognition events students may enter. 

Each year, students are allowed to participate in up to:

  • 3 test only events

  • 1 individual event, and

  • 1 team event.

Are you looking for resources to help prepare for competitive events? 
2022-2023 Competitive Event Guidelines
Check out this page for additional resources. 

Testing Events (only a test is involved)

Foundations of Medical Terminology

Health Career Exploration

Math for Health Careers

Foundations of Medical Reading

Foundations of Nutrition 

Team Events

Public Health (test + skill)

Dynamic Decisions (test + skill)

Health Career Display (submit + present)

Health Education (submit + present)

Individual Events

Life Threatening Situations (test + skill)

Extemporaneous Health Poster 

Health Career Preparation (submit + present)

Healthy Lifestyle (test + skill)

Prepared Speaking 

Speaking Skills 

Recognition Events

Barbara James Service Award

HOSA Happenings

HOSA Service Project


Health Science Events- Test Only 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, then spell-down)

Medical Terminology 




Health Professions Events

Biotechnology (test + skill)

Clinical Laboratory Science (test + skill)

Clinical Specialty

Dental Science (test + skill)

Medical Assisting (test + skill)

Nursing Assisting (test + skill)

Personal Care *

Pharmacy Science (test + skill)

Physical Therapy (test + skill)

Sports Medicine (test + skill)

Veterinary Science (test + skill)

Emergency Preparedness Events

CERT Skills (test + skill)

CPR/First Aid (team) (test + skill)

EMT (team) (test + skill)

Epidemiology (test only)

Life Support Skills*

Mental Health Promotion

Public Health (team) (test + skill)

Leadership Events

Extemporaneous Writing 

Health Career Photography (submit + present)

Healthy Lifestyle (test + skill) 

Interviewing Skills* (submit + present)

Job Seeking Skills (submit + present)

Prepared Speaking

Research Poster (submit + present)

Researched Persuasive Writing       
     & Speaking 
(submit + present)

Speaking Skills* 

Teamwork Events

Biomedical Debate (test + skill)

Community Awareness (submit + present)

Creative Problem Solving (test + skill)

Forensic Science (test + skill)

Health Career Display (submit + present)

Health Education (submit + present)

Public Service Announcement (submit + present)

HOSA Bowl (test + skill)

*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