PT Exam Scores – What to Aim For on NPTE Practice Exams

“What’s the bare minimum score I need to get for passing?” or “What score do I need to achieve to pass?” If you have asked that, seen or heard it asked, you’re not alone. However, by asking this question, you are essentially saying: what’s the score I can get on the PT exam with the least amount of understanding to get a piece of paper that has a license number. Meaning: I’m not really into making myself be the best I can be to help people as I start my PT career. Risk of Aiming for the Bare Minimum Score If all you do is to aim for the bare minimum ...

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General 2018 NPTE Changes

It’s that time again, where there are updates and changes made to the National Physical Therapist Exam (NPTE) and National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE). Every 5 years, the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) changes the blueprint format for the physical therapist (PT) and physical therapy assistant (PTA) exams. The changes are made to correspond with the current standards of practice at the entry level. The new format will be effective starting in January 2018.This process of changes begins a few years prior to the new format being ...

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PT Exam – What Your NPTE Score Means

Oh, the wait is unbearable! How cruel that others already know and you may still be glued to the computer screen hitting the refresh button on the FSBPT site to see your PT exam results. Could this day drag on any longer? The minutes seem to be stretching out into hours. Why Aren’t the Results Released to Everyone at Once? Results are released by the licensing jurisdiction and there’s no particular order on when yours may be released.   And My Score Is…. PASS, FAIL or WITHHELD. Your actual score won’t be displayed at this time and will be available in a ...

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PT Exam – The NPTE Mindset – Getting Into the Zone

In the upcoming days, you’re about to take a very important exam - your board license exam. It’s common to feel anxious and nervous and there are many others in the same position as you. You may even feel like your mind is overwhelmed with material but also with thoughts about the PT exam itself - ultimately being able to pass. At the Prometric Center When at the Prometric Center, the anticipation before checking in and the unknown of the exam can produce butterflies in the stomach and the mind racing in all different directions. While waiting to get checked in for ...

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Free Live Webinars for October NPTE

Therapy Exam Prep (TEP) provides a series of three free online live webinars for the upcoming October NPTE. These online live webinars provide components of what has been provided in TEP's course and want to share with all that are taking the upcoming exam. The seats are limited and reservation is required.The dates for the webinars are October 12th, 13th and November 9th at 4:30 pm PST.TEP's series of webinars:Part 1: NPTE Assessment Readiness - This webinar utilizes a portion of TEP's accurate assessment criteria in determining how solid of a pass would be. ...

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How to Keep Focus for the NPTE Webinar

Preparing for the NPTE or NPTAE can be stressful and create anxiety that makes it easy to lose focus when studying. Therapy Exam Prep (TEP) is providing a free live online webinar about how to keep your focus for the NPTE. This webinar is to provide how to maintain focus with internal and external factors, common mistakes made while studying, and strategies to implement right away for practice exams. This webinar is meant especially for those that are preparing for the upcoming October NPTAE or NPTE exams. Seats are limited and reservation is required.The date for the ...

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NPTE Tip – Emotions from the PT Exam Results

You may be experiencing a different type of anxiety as you wait for your PT exam results than what you may have felt when you took the actual exam. The tense moments at the computer screen waiting for your results to tell you whether you passed your NPTE or NPTAE to become a licensed PT or PTA can feel like forever. Some candidates close their eyes before looking while others continue to hit the refresh button until their life-changing results are shown.The emotional roller coaster of receiving this important PT exam score results in either a happy / relief path or a ...

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Free Live Webinars for July NPTE

Therapy Exam Prep (TEP) provides a series of three free online live webinars for the upcoming July NPTE. These online live webinars provide components of what has been provided in TEP's course and want to share with all that are taking the upcoming exam. The seats are limited and reservation is required.The dates for the webinars are July 5th, 6th and August 2nd at 6 pm PST.Click here to register for the webinars.TEP's series of webinars:Part 1: NPTE Assessment Readiness - This webinar utilizes a portion of TEP's accurate assessment criteria in determin...

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How NPTE Test Questions are Derived

Lately, I have been asked by several candidates “Are the NPTE questions based on textbooks?” The short answer is “No.”Let me repeat the answer: “No.” The questions for the NPTE or NPTAE are not written based on textbooks. No candidate should be misled with this information as it is FALSE guidance.I have been through the FSBPT NPTE workshop training for writing questions where the emphasis is writing in a practical and clinical way where the answers are referenced in textbooks for accuracy.The NPTE and NPTAE questions are NOT derived by going to the ...

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How to Keep Focus for the NPTE

Preparing for the NPTE or NPTAE can be stressful and create anxiety that makes it easy to lose focus when studying. Therapy Exam Prep (TEP) is providing a free live online webinar about how to keep your focus for the NPTE. This webinar is to provide how to maintain focus with internal and external factors, common mistakes made while studying, and strategies to implement right away for practice exams. This webinar is meant especially for those that are preparing for the upcoming July NPTAE or NPTE exams. Seats are limited and reservation is required.The date for the ...

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