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Respiratory Care Program

What is the HSRT exam?

LSC-Kingwood Respiratory CareThe Health Science Reasoning Test (HSRT) is an evaluation tool that must be taken in order to be considered for entry into the Respiratory Care program. The HSRT is a 33 question exam that requires you to read medically related information and respond to questions based on the reading. All information needed to answer the questions is in the reading, so there is no need for Respiratory Care background information. THEA, SAT or ACT study guides may help you prepare for the exam.

Programs Testing Dates

Spring Entry
Testing Dates: July 1st - Last business day in September
Evening Kingwood Campus
Summer Entry
Testing Dates: January 1st - Last business day in March
Day Kingwood Campus

Testing Center Hours

Spring/Fall Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Respiratory Care Pre-Entrance HSRT Exam

  • HSRT exam may be taken only once per application period
  • The HSRT exam is computer based.
  • The HSRT exam may be taken only once per application period.
  • If test is taken multiple times during the application period (including another campus) the first score will be used for ranking.
  • The HSRT exam contains 33 multiple choice questions.
  • Specifically designed to measure the skills dimension of critical thinking.
  • Critical thinking questions in health sciences and clinical practice contexts, and presumes no specialized technical knowledge.
  • 50 minute test

Testing Fee

  • $15.00 Paid to the Kingwood College Business Office
  • This fee must be paid before taking the test (check or cash)
  • Payment can be made on the day of the test

Materials Needed for the Test

  • Picture Identification
  • PAID RECEIPT from Kingwood College Business Office

Material Provided at the Test

  • Scratch Paper