Therapy Exam Prep – Prepare for the NPTE | NPTAE Online TEP teaches clinical thinking as it applies to the PT exam. The NPTE and NPTAE are no longer purely academic exams and your preparation should reflect that. 2016-06-07T19:15:07Z https://therapyexamprep.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Miye https://therapyexamprep.com <![CDATA[How NPTE Test Questions are Derived]]> https://therapyexamprep.com/?p=2206 2016-06-07T19:15:07Z 2016-06-07T19:08:56Z 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 […]

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Multiple Choice TestLately, 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 textbooks as this would entail a more academic recall and memorization question format. Thinking that the questions are written based on the textbooks leads to candidates missing important information.

Why do they provide a list of textbooks that the programs use then?

The textbook list that the FSBPT provides is based on a survey given to professors from the different programs on what they use in the classroom. These textbooks provide guidance to the question writer to use to verify information is correct and up to date.

The guidance that you should read these books “thoroughly” is misguided as the majority of the questions can’t be covered. You would spend too much time reading information that is not tested.

What about journals and articles?

I see questions on Facebook where journal articles are used and this isn’t how questions are written. Evidence and results can change and therefore no questions are referenced to journals and articles.
The question writers use their clinical and practical experience to create NPTE questions that would test the entry-level candidate on commonalities to be safe and competent. The answers to those questions are referenced from textbooks to ensure their accuracy. Let me repeat this again: the answers are checked for accuracy from textbooks only to justify their correctness.

Therapy Exam Prep has written questions that follow exactly the FSBPT guidelines for NPTE or NPTAE with the most current format. This includes writing questions that present real-life case scenarios with information that can be referenced from textbooks for accuracy. The questions are written to challenge the candidate to think beyond the academic foundations by applying their knowledge in a more integrated, comprehensive and clinical way.

As clinicians, we have to remember that patients are not presented as just simple conditions or one particular topic such as just an ankle sprain. Patients in real life are more integrated and complex than what is found in textbooks as we have to consider all the different systems that can affect them when providing treatment.

Again to emphasize, the NPTE or NPTAE questions are NOT written based on the textbooks or journal articles.

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Miye https://therapyexamprep.com <![CDATA[How to Keep Focus for the NPTE]]> https://therapyexamprep.com/?p=2203 2016-06-07T03:34:25Z 2016-06-07T03:34:25Z 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, […]

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Multiple Choice TestPreparing 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 webinar is June 8th at 6 pm Pacific Standard Time.

There will be no replays of this webinar.

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Miye https://therapyexamprep.com <![CDATA[Another Free Live Webinar: How to Prepare for the NPTE During the Summer Time]]> https://therapyexamprep.com/?p=2197 2016-05-12T23:50:50Z 2016-05-12T23:50:50Z Preparing or studying for the NPTE or NPTAE during the summer time can be stressful and create anxiety. Therapy Exam Prep (TEP) is providing a free live online webinar about how to prepare for the exam during the summer time season. This webinar is to provide what to expect during the summer time season, common […]

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Summer TimePreparing or studying for the NPTE or NPTAE during the summer time can be stressful and create anxiety. Therapy Exam Prep (TEP) is providing a free live online webinar about how to prepare for the exam during the summer time season. This webinar is to provide what to expect during the summer time season, common mistakes made while studying, and strategies to implement right away. 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 webinar is May 17th at 6 pm PST.

There will be no replays of this webinar.

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Miye https://therapyexamprep.com <![CDATA[How becoming a better test taker helped me pass the NPTE]]> https://therapyexamprep.com/?p=2189 2016-05-12T18:50:09Z 2016-05-12T18:50:09Z “Three months ago, I was a different test-taker than I am today. A lot of that is because of the time and effort that the people who work for Therapy Exam Prep put into making me successful and confident enough to pass the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)!” Three months ago, I felt like a […]

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Aaron Ploshnick“Three months ago, I was a different test-taker than I am today. A lot of that is because of the time and effort that the people who work for Therapy Exam Prep put into making me successful and confident enough to pass the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)!”


Three months ago, I felt like a man who had been broken. I was a new grad having just come off a 2nd unsuccessful attempt at the NPTE. Things like school had always come easily to me before….what was wrong with how I was preparing for this test? In that first couple of days post-test, I was constantly wondering what I could do to avoid falling victim to the pressures of a 5-hour standardized computer exam that stood between myself and my future career.
I was PANICKING, to say the least!

In those few days after the January 27th, 2016 NPTE, I reached out to any and all who could help me in accomplishing what was necessary to advance my career. I consulted with many individuals offering one-on-one tutoring, group sessions, and other structured study options. When I spoke to Miye at TEP, something felt different.

Therapy Exam Prep not only had a plan to help me be successful but taught me how to approach the test from a clinical perspective rather than solely an academic viewpoint. They offered me 50+ On-Demand topic videos, system overviews, health plans, test-taking strategies, relaxation strategies, and their tips on how to avoid common exam mistakes. The “Exam Analysis” assignments facilitated my development of “focus topics” and helped to narrow the core of what parts of the test I needed to further improve on. The online webinars offered the ability to practice test questions live and in a time-sensitive manner, deliberately designed to improve efficiency in test-taking. Group discussions during these webinars also helped me to see rationales from differing viewpoints and bettered my understanding of topics.

On the day of the April 27th, 2016 NPTE, I arrived at the Prometric Test Center, calm and confident, and was able to progress through the exam with ease. As I navigated topics that seemed all too familiar from the past several months of focused studying, a sense of relief washed over me as I clicked the final button on the computer screen. I had a great “gut feeling” leaving the building!

Today, I am sitting here a more confident test-taker, ready to make my impact on the field of Physical Therapy. TEP helped me to keep me focused on reaching my goals and I can’t thank Miye, Karen, and the staff enough for their dedication to the program’s participants, and to myself!

THANKS TEP!!!

Aaron P, NJ Licensed Physical Therapist

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Miye https://therapyexamprep.com <![CDATA[My Successful NPTE Journey: Being Confident on Passing]]> https://therapyexamprep.com/?p=2181 2016-05-06T19:34:44Z 2016-05-06T15:28:51Z I can say after taking my NPTE this time, I was confident weeks prior to entering the exam room. I owe this to TEP for teaching test taking skills, which truly boosted my confidence!! Before beginning the TEP program, I had taken the NPTE twice previously. I felt lost and confused after receiving the score I […]

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I can say after taking my NPTE this time, I was confident weeks prior to entering the exam room. I owe this to TEP for teaching test taking skills, which truly boosted my confidence!!

Sarah HolmesBefore beginning the TEP program, I had taken the NPTE twice previously. I felt lost and confused after receiving the score I received. Almost all my fellow classmates were all receiving their great news of passing, meanwhile, I was at the other side of the tunnel. I understood I needed to re-evaluate what I was doing previously and change things when preparing for my next NPTE. Prior to enrolling in TEP, I would read chapter by chapter, week by week. I was not focusing on the exam in a clinical way, instead, I was studying to memorize not understanding how to apply the information per say.

I believe there was a great amount of benefits that came from TEP. First of all, I was able to interact with individuals from all over the world in the same position as myself, I was not the only individual who did not pass the NPTE on their first go-around, or even a second go-around. This gave me a sense of comfort and understanding that this was not the end of the world. Not passing was just an obstacle put in my path, but this was not going to stop me from pursuing my dream career.

Secondly, TEP provided one-hour webinars twice a week which included discussions with other future physical therapists lead by Miye and Karen. The live webinars were awesome, we were given questions each time and were placed in a real exam situation (time limit and multiple choice). After answering the question, we were given feedback and clarification on the question and answers provided. At any point during the discussion, if I did not understand something, I was able to ask the question right away and receive feedback from others on answering my question.

Also, when taking the NPTE it isn’t always about the PT content aspect, there are other challenges that one may encounter during their journey. TEP gives you so many ways to help decrease the amount of stress you may encounter from everyday life. Life happens, good and bad, we can not always control it, but we can control how we react to what occurs. Another beneficial aspect of the program is the weekly clinical topic discussions, which you and others collaborate on various diagnoses going through the examination, evaluation, and interventions. This was awesome because it allowed me to really think clinically when studying.

I would be lying if I said prior to beginning studying this time around I wasn’t nervous, anxious, scared, shoot I knew if I didn’t pass this time around I had to wait quite some time until I could retake the exam again. But, I also knew that if I was all those things, how would I focus? TEP helped me organize my day to day activities, and develop a personalized plan. This plan immediately calmed me down and showed me that I can do it! TEP’s structure and daily posts helped me hold myself accountable through the journey. TEP gave me so many great ideas to be able to relax each day, which allowed me to focus and have an accomplished day of studying.

During my previous two attempts of the NPTE, I was nervous the night before all the way until I finished the test evaluation at the end. I can say after taking my NPTE this time, I was confident weeks prior to entering the exam room. The day of testing, yeah I had some nervous jitters, but if I wasn’t nervous that would mean I didn’t care. But when I sat down and pressed start on the exam, I had an uplifting feeling, that I got this, I know this stuff, I will succeed, I will pass. When I walked out of the test, I had this gut feeling that I did not need to worry when I got home for a week, I knew the results were good. I owe this to TEP for teaching test taking skills, which truly boosted my confidence!! If I had to redo this all over again from the beginning I would have started with the TEP program!

One piece of advice I wish to give to those preparing for upcoming NPTE’s, take a deep breath, do not get overwhelmed, stay focused, and hold yourself accountable. There are many others on this same journey as you, do not give up! You have made it this far in your journey, there is going to be obstacles every day that you WILL overcome, do not let this obstacle stop you from reaching your dream! You will be a great PT! Good luck to all, I wish you great success!

-Sarah Holmes, PT, DPT

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Miye https://therapyexamprep.com <![CDATA[Free Live Webinar: How to Prepare for the NPTE During the Summer Time]]> https://therapyexamprep.com/?p=2170 2016-04-28T21:13:53Z 2016-04-28T21:13:53Z Preparing or studying for the NPTE or NPTAE during the summer time can be stressful and create anxiety. Therapy Exam Prep (TEP) is providing a free live online webinar about how to prepare for the exam during the summer time season. This webinar is to provide what to expect during the summer time season, common […]

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Summer TimePreparing or studying for the NPTE or NPTAE during the summer time can be stressful and create anxiety. Therapy Exam Prep (TEP) is providing a free live online webinar about how to prepare for the exam during the summer time season. This webinar is to provide what to expect during the summer time season, common mistakes made while studying, and strategies to implement right away. 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 webinar is May 3rd at 6 pm PST.

There will be no replays of this webinar.

Click to Register for the How to Prepare for the NPTE During the Summer Time.

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Miye https://therapyexamprep.com <![CDATA[Your NPTE Score: Behind the Scenes]]> https://therapyexamprep.com/?p=2160 2016-05-03T18:43:15Z 2016-04-28T08:48:28Z Congratulations on taking your NPTE! Now the week long wait begins to get your exam results. A week may seem like a long time to get your results back; however, over a decade ago candidates had to wait a month for their results to arrive by postal mail. While you may be anxious to know […]

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Congratulations on taking your NPTE!

Passed ScreenNow the week long wait begins to get your exam results. A week may seem like a long time to get your results back; however, over a decade ago candidates had to wait a month for their results to arrive by postal mail. While you may be anxious to know your results instantly, there is a process taking place during this time period before delivering you your final results of the exam. Below are answers to questions you may have while you wait for your exam results.

What happens after I submit my NPTE?

Your exam along with the others are collected from each testing site. With hundreds of testing centers across the United States, this can take a couple of days to be gathered collectively from Prometric to then be delivered to the FSBPT.

Once FSBPT receives all of the exams, what happens next?

All of the exams are then checked by the FSBPT for any duplicates or incomplete scores. Each candidate is also verified to ensure they were actually registered for the exam and also to make sure that there weren’t any scores received by a candidate that wasn’t registered for that exam day. The FSBPT then reviews all of the submitted answers and checks to be sure the responses are right.

What else is going on during this period of time?

There are several types of investigations that may be underway by the FSBPT. For example, policy violations that may have been reported at a particular testing facility. Additionally, certain candidate scores may be flagged in cases where there is a sharp increase in score compared to a previous attempt. In this particular situation, the candidate will see a pending status when checking online and the score will be withheld until cleared by the FSBPT. The candidate will answers a series of questions before the score is released.

When does the score get sent to the State Boards?

Once the FSBPT has gone through the due diligence, candidates’ scores are then sent to their respective jurisdiction five days after the exam date.

When can I know about my status of the exam?

You are able to check your status of either “PASS” or “FAIL” seven days after the exam. In some states, you may be able to check after 9 pm on the sixth day.

When do I have access to a score report?

You can expect a free score report from FSBPT 10 days after the exam date and is available for 30 days to view online. If you don’t want to wait to know your result, you can order an individual score report to receive the results within 24 hours by paying an $80 fee. For candidates that did not receive a passing score, a performance feedback report can be purchased for $90.

Are the exam scores scaled based upon the highest score?

No, FSBPT exams are “pre-equated” before they are given out. The passing and scale scores are already determined prior to the candidate taking the exam.

Within a week you’ll know your results, so until then don’t stress out and do something to enjoy yourself. If for whatever reason you find that you didn’t pass, you can attend Therapy Exam Prep’s online webinar for guidance on “Being Successful After Being Unsuccessful.”

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Miye https://therapyexamprep.com <![CDATA[TEP’s Free Live Webinars for April NPTE]]> https://therapyexamprep.com/?p=2147 2016-03-28T19:14:04Z 2016-03-28T19:14:04Z Therapy Exam Prep (TEP) provides a series of three free online live webinars for the upcoming April 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 […]

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MC testTherapy Exam Prep (TEP) provides a series of three free online live webinars for the upcoming April 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: April 4,5 and May 10 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 determining how solid of a pass would be. Factors that contribute to the pass is determined by test taking skills, being able to apply clinically towards the exam and how other factors such as confidence and mindset plays a role on a successful score. There is a lifetime limit now on the number of attempts to take the NPTE / NPTAE and therefore want to be sure you are solid before taking the exam.

Part 2: Exam Tips & Techniques – This webinar provides useful strategies two weeks prior, the day before, during and after the NPTE exam. Techniques are provided on how to stay focus during the NPTE as well as being able to control other influences that can make an impact on the resulting score.

Part 3: Being Successful After Being Unsuccessful – This webinar is to help those that didn’t succeed on the NPTE or NPTAE. Those that attend will learn how to evaluate what went well and what possibly prevented them from a successful attempt. This webinar is geared towards providing steps on how to proceed for the next attempt, deciding whether to wait or to continue to study, and how to make the next NPTE to be a smoother successful journey.

Click here to register for the webinars. There are no replays of these live webinars.

Before taking the exam, be sure to learn and avoid these NPTE / NPTAE mistakes with this valuable video series here.

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Miye https://therapyexamprep.com <![CDATA[TEP’s Free Live Webinars for January NPTE]]> https://therapyexamprep.com/?p=2097 2016-01-06T21:00:44Z 2016-01-06T21:00:44Z Therapy Exam Prep (TEP) provides a series of three free live webinars for the upcoming January NPTE. These online live webinars provide a components of what has been provided in TEP’s program and want to share with all that are taking the upcoming exam. The seats are limited and reservation is required. TEP’s participants are provided […]

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MC testTherapy Exam Prep (TEP) provides a series of three free live webinars for the upcoming January NPTE. These online live webinars provide a components of what has been provided in TEP’s program and want to share with all that are taking the upcoming exam. The seats are limited and reservation is required. TEP’s participants are provided access first.

The dates for the webinars are: January 11, 12 and February 8 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 determining how solid of a pass would be. Factors that contribute to the pass is determined by test taking skills, being able to apply clinically towards the exam and how other factors such as confidence and mindset plays a role on a successful score. There is a lifetime limit now on the number of attempts to take the NPTE / NPTAE and therefore want to be sure you are solid before taking the exam.

Part 2: Exam Tips & Techniques – This webinar provides useful strategies two weeks prior, the day before, during and after the NPTE exam. Techniques are provided on how to stay focus during the NPTE as well as being able to control other influences that can make an impact on the resulting score.

Part 3: Being Successful After Being Unsuccessful – This webinar is to help those that didn’t succeed on the NPTE or NPTAE. Those that attend will learn how to evaluate what went well and what possibly prevented them from a successful attempt. This webinar is geared towards providing steps on how to proceed for the next attempt, deciding whether to wait or to continue to study, and how to make the next NPTE to be a smoother successful journey.

Click here to register for the webinars. There are no replays of these live webinars.

Before taking the exam, be sure to learn and avoid these NPTE / NPTAE mistakes with this valuable video series here.

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Miye https://therapyexamprep.com <![CDATA[Mental Shift – What I did to pass the NPTE]]> https://therapyexamprep.com/?p=1945 2015-12-10T06:40:47Z 2015-12-10T06:40:24Z Therapy Exam Prep was recommended to me by a past candidate. On commencement of my 4 months of NPTE preparation, I felt extremely anxious about the exam and the implications if I failed. After watching the first few videos I felt very supported and much more comfortable with the journey. Miye and her team are […]

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Sally KippsTherapy Exam Prep was recommended to me by a past candidate. On commencement of my 4 months of NPTE preparation, I felt extremely anxious about the exam and the implications if I failed. After watching the first few videos I felt very supported and much more comfortable with the journey.

Miye and her team are amazingly knowledgeable about what it takes to succeed, as well as the common emotions and challenges candidates experience along the way. The first thing I needed to do was to trust their method and to change my mindset around what I thought I needed to do to pass.

Realizing the NPTE is not an academic exam

Like so many others, I thought I needed to read the study guides cover to cover and learn everything about the NPTE academically. Following TEP’s guidance around how to develop focus topics, a study plan and then executing the study was a massive shift for me but wow it really worked. I also needed to trust and shift my previous methods of answering multiple choice questions. Following the TEP exam process was what led me to my success but it did take practice.

It is hard to pinpoint just one part of the program I found most beneficial because I got so much out of all of it. I think for me, aside from the exam process of course, I really benefitted from the variety of study methods TEP taught me i.e. videos, webinars, assignments, forums, textbook referencing, web searches, definitions etc. It took the monotony out of studying and allowed me to do harder methods on days I felt strong and easier things like watching a video on days I felt tired. It was also really good to learn that I needed to listen to my body and to do more on days I felt good and less on days I felt not so good. For sure not doing more than 6 hours a day is key.

I overcame a lot of anxiety with TEP’s support and teachings. I also overcame rigid ideas I had about how I should study, and how I should answer MC questions, which I can now see would have not led to my NPTE success.

I think every candidate should partake in TEP for at least 3 months.

One piece of advice I would give candidates is to listen to and trust the TEP methods. They really work. It takes a bit of time to avoid the urge to go back to old study habits, but it is well worth that leap of faith.

I owe so much to Miye and her team, as well as the other candidates partaking in the course with me. I don’t think anyone should go through this process alone. It is very challenging but with TEP’s support and methods, it can be enjoyable and help you relax a lot. Thank you to TEP.

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