Posted: Fri, 09/30/2011 - 3:19pm Updated: Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:27pm

Health Science Education is a rich content area that prepares students for employment and/or continuing education opportunities in the field of healthcare through technical instruction in the classroom, experiential education in the laboratory setting, work-based learning opportunities in clinical settings, and leadership skills through the student based organization, HOSA: Future Health Professionals. Work-based learning may include job shadowing, internships, and other clinical experiences that allow students the opportunity to observe and learn from healthcare professionals.


HOSA is a career and technical student organization of, by and for students who:

Health Science Standards

Career Pathways

Resources for Health Science Education

The Learning Connection is a IDOE digital platform designed to provide an opportunity for collaboration between IDOE staff, teachers, other school staff and community partners

Professional Affiliates


Sue Henry, BSN, RN
Health Science, Health & Physical Education State Program Leader
(317) 234-0217