This section is designed to share free and open learning resources with HOSA members, advisors, and alumni. We are hopeful that students will find areas of health care that they are passionate about and will be able to prepare their upcoming course of study and careers. This also will provide advisors and alumni with an avenue for Continuing Education. If you have recommendations for this page please email at
The Public Health Training Center seeks to improve the public health system through strengthening the competency of the current and future health workforce. All of the trainings are free and open to the public.
  • Biology & Life Science Courses – take free courses in genetics, biotechnology, biochemistry, neurology, and other disciplines.
  • Food & Nutrition Courses – learn about healthy eating habits and the science behind your food with free online nutrition courses from Cornell, Harvard, and other leading institutions.
  • Health & Saftey Courses – from public health initiatives to personal well being, find courses covering a wide variety of health and medical subjects. Enroll in free courses from major universities on topics like epidemics, global healthcare, and the fundamentals of clinical trials.
  • Medicine – from medicine to statistical analysis of medical data, find online courses covering a wide variety of medical subjects.
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. Below are links to courses that relate to health. There are hundreds in total!
The National Incident Management System is an online resource, provided by FEMA, intended to be used by the whole community. The purpose of NIMS is to provide a common approach for managing incidents.
The Open Education Consortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advnacing open education and its impact on global education.
TRAIN is a national learning network for health professionals, volunteers, and students. Developed and operated by the Public Health Foundation, TRAIN offers thousands of free online trainings that cover over 60 topic areas related to public health, health care, emergency preparedness, and more. Register for free as a TRAIN learner at
The CU Mini Med Schol was founded in 1989 by Dr. J. John Cohen. With more than 21,000 graduates through a run of 20+ years, the program was the most popular and anticipated out reach event by the University of Colorado School of Medicine. It is now a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)!