HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a student organization that operates pursuant to federal and state laws which recognize the need for HOSA activities to be available component of career-technical education programs in health occupations or health science education.

HOSA membership is a part of an instructional program that prepares students for a health care career. Such programs can be found in:

  • High Schools
  • Technical Schools
  • Community Colleges
  • Universities

An individual student who wants to join HOSA must join a HOSA chapter. Individual memberships are not available since HOSA activities support the instructional program.

My school has a HOSA chapter.

If you wish to join HOSA, find out if there is a HOSA chapter at your school. If there is, contact the chapter advisor and obtain membership information. Students who wish to join an existing HOSA chapter but are not enrolled in the health occupations/health science program may join the chapter as an associate member.

My school has a health science program but no HOSA chapter.

If your school has a health science program but no HOSA chapter, talk to the health career program instructor about starting a HOSA chapter. Many instructors respond favorably to students who wish to take responsibility for their leadership development. Talk with the instructor about possible alternatives that would enable your school to make available the important opportunities that HOSA membership offers.

I am at a college or university that does not offer HOSA.

Once again, your best option is to find a group of healthcare majors and organize a HOSA chapter. You will want to follow the rules of your school in starting anewclub or service organization. You will also need a faculty member to agree to serve as your chapter advisor.

Once you are ready to join, the following documents should help answer your questions as you complete the affiliation process:


If you have any questions, please call 1-800-321-HOSA or send an e-mail to