Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute, in partnership with West Central Indiana Area Health Education Center, will host nearly 150 students on Friday, February 2 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to participate in a regional healthcare competition. Students will compete in events that will test their healthcare career skills and help them to be better prepared for the spring HOSA: Future Health Professionals state leadership conference, where scholarships will be awarded to winners. 

Students will be judged on their nursing assisting and CPR/first aid skills, as well as their medical and nutrition terminology knowledge, and more. Some will present a prepared health career display.

Participants come from Career & Technical Education (CTE) and health career programs from high schools in Vigo, Sullivan, Greene, Washington, Montgomery, and Clay counties. Most students have an interest in pursuing a healthcare career after graduation.


Friday, February 2

9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Check-in at Oakley Auditorium

Skills assessments begin at 10:15 a.m. and conclude at 12:35 p.m.


Ivy Tech Community College
8000 S. Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN

Check-in at Oakley Auditorium



Nursing Assisting

Exam – B144; 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Skills – B114, B118, B146, H126; 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Exams – Auditorium

Medical Terminology – 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Nutrition - 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Health Career Display

Set up – B100, H240; 9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Presentations – B100, H240; 10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; 11:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

CPR/First Aid

Exam – H104; 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Skills – B110, D100, D108, D110, H206; 10:30 a.m. – 11:25 a.m., 11:40 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.



HOSA: Future Health Professionals

The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience. Through the HOSA Competitive Events Program is designed to motivate HOSA members and provide a system for recognizing the competencies developed by members through Health Science and Biomedical Science class instruction, related job training, and HOSA related activities.

West Central Indiana Area Health Education Center

WCI-AHEC serves 11 counties in West Central Indiana and has a mission of improving health by recruiting, educating, and retaining healthcare professionals in underserved communities. For more information about WCI-AHEC call 812-237-9688.

Ivy Tech Community College – Terre Haute

Ivy Tech Terre Haute offers associate degrees and certificates for many careers in healthcare. To learn more about degree options, visit ivytech.edu/terrehaute/programs


Jackie Mathis, Director, West Central Indiana Area Health Education Center Jackie.Mathis@indstate.edu, 812-237-9688

Julie Will, Dean of Health Sciences, Ivy Tech Community College

jwill@ivytech.edu, 812-298-2244

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.