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Welcome to a series of articles dedicated to teaching you how to pass the NPTE based on your clinical experience and NOT long hours of studying in a dusty library. The FSBPT stresses that the purpose of the NPTE is to make sure that physical therapists are not only competent in knowledge, but also know how to keep patients safe while treating them. It is tempting for a physical therapist to focus on the musculoskeletal and neurological systems, which is why many went into the field to begin with. However, physical therapists are gaining more responsibility in health care, and with that responsibility comes the need to be able to [...]
Yes, new content changes to the NPTE and NPTAE are underway for 2018. The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) is making changes to content that you should be aware of. As the certifying agency, the FSBPT is charged every five years with ensuring that the exams are relevant to current physical therapy practice. These changes are meant to make you both a better physical therapist and to protect patients. Content Changes Starting in January of 2018, there will be slight changes to the content that you are expected to know. There is a suggestion for an expansion of medical related material. Click the link to view the 2018 outline [...]
This isn't your first rodeo with an exam, but there is no doubt that the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) is different than any other exam that you have taken in your life. For the first time in your life, you will be taking an exam that tests whether or not your are good enough to begin your career as a physical therapist. Previously, merit exams were taken (GRE) or you took exams to test your knowledge of a specific physical therapy topic (MSK). But now, you will be tested on everything that a physical therapist should know before beginning practice. As a professional rehab test taking company, we have done [...]