Middle School Division - Unique Experience to Help Young Students Connect, Be Informed and Visualize Being a Future Health Professional

HOSA-Future Health Professionals welcomes a new organizational division, the Middle School Division.  At the National Leadership Conference, the 2015 Delegate Assembly voted to recognize the Middle School Division as a separate entity beginning with the 2015-2016 membership year.

The approved motion included the following:

  • The Middle School Division shall be composed of students who are in grades 6-8 and are those interested in or planning to pursue a career in the health professions.
  • The official definition for middle school members of HOSA for the purposes of Competitive Events is:  A middle school student is one who: a) is enrolled in a state-approved health science program or is planning to pursue a career in the health professions; and b) has not been promoted to a secondary institution (grades 9-12) prior to the state’s annual conference.
  • Members are eligible for competition at the national level in a middle school strand (noting there must be a minimum of three states in competition prior to a division being eligible for competition at the national level).
  • National affiliation fee is $10.
  • Middle School Handbook is available at the following link: Middle School Handbook


Middle school members will be offered the following competitive events at the National level. In 2015-2016, all event guidelines will remain the same for Middle school, Secondary, and Postsecondary members.

  • Extemporaneous Health Poster
  • Health Career Display
  • Health Education
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Medical Terminology
  • Prepared Speaking
  • Public Health
  • Speaking Skills


In addition to the events listed above, middle school members can also be recognized in the following Recognition Events:

  • Barbara James Service Award
  • HOSA Chapter Reflection (formerly Outstanding Chapter)
  • HOSA Happenings
  • HOSA Marketing Challenge
  • National Service Project


National HOSA is excited to see this division continue to grow and expand the pipeline of future health professionals.