Health Science Education

Health Science Education (HSE) prepares students for careers related to medicine, nursing, health science, and allied health programs. Students preparing for health careers or for teaching careers in health occupations can gain valuable career information and network with other professionals by participating in the HSE program. This program provides students technical skills, health care competencies, and opportunities to obtain the knowledge necessary to satisfy the requirements for entry-level health care jobs. HSE is dedicated to educating today's students for tomorrow's health care community. Health Science Image


Janice Atkinson
Education Consultant
Phone: 608-266-2347

Erik Sitts
Office Operations Associate
Phone: 608-267-2280


What's New in Health Science Education

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year application deadline is January 31, 2014. For more information, click here.


WI HOPE Conference
Every year Health Science teachers join together for the WI HOPE (Health Occupations Professional Educators) meeting to hear from speakers, receive important information, share best practices, and network with others from our state.  This year’s HOPE Conference will be held on February 28, 2014, at Wisconsin Dells High School.  The HOSA advisor meeting occurs on Thursday evening at Glacier Canyon Lodge.  Please see the conference information for topics and shedule and conference registration.

Click here to view the web-based Career & Technical Education (CTE) Team Calendar. Choose Health Science Occupations/HOSA for specific dates, including registration period, due dates, testing window, conferences, etc.

The Coursework Completion System (CWCS) implemented this past year collects data specific to all courses completed by all students, grades K3-12. This new data collection facilitates the standardization of student coursework information across the state, providing data necessary to answer important questions at the local and state levels, and enable Wisconsin to meet federal requirements.

Health Science courses are listed under one numeric specific file for completion into the CWCS system. Health Science teachers can validate the enrollment figures of students enrolled in health science courses alphabetically by district.

Health science teachers are asked to look at their district specific data for the accuracy of the student enrollment.

Questions about Health Science enrollments can be addressed to:
Janice Atkinson
Education Consultant
Health Science Education
HOSA State Advisor

Health Science Programming in Wisconsin was developed to assist school districts in providing health science classes for students. Options are given for program development.

HOSA chapters give students opportunities to showcase their technical skill attainment, leadership abilities, and community service involvement. Consider starting a HOSA chapter if you have not done so. Find affiliation information by visiting Wisconsin HOSA’s website at or National HOSA’s website at Contact state advisor Janice Atkinson or a state officer for more information.


Program Information Resources Associations

CTE Team Calendar


Academic Standards

Work Based Education

Career Cluster Pathways

National Consortium for Health Science Education

Health Science Education Resources & Websites

Starla's Creative Teaching Tips

Health Careers Info Center

Networking Organizations

Teacher Licensing

Anatomy in Clay

Area Health Education Center (AHEC)


(Health Occupations Students of America)

HOSA, Inc.

Wisconsin H.O.P.E.
(Health Occupations Professional Educators)

Association for Career and Technical Education


For questions about this information, contact Janice Atkinson (608) 266-2347