NPTE Mindset – Meal Planning to Reduce Test Anxiety

Before the NPTE, take the time to plan out your meals now so that you don’t have to worry about what to have later on. When you are meal planning, focus on dishes that are simple and don’t take a lot of time to prep and cook. If you have someone else making the meals, great, just let them know you’ll want foods that keep you full and that avoid unsettling your stomach. The last thing you want to do is introduce new foods that could throw off your system before the big day. Remember that any sort of distractions, no matter how small or minor can take away your focus ...

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NPTE Mindset – Sleep Plan of Action to Reducing Test Anxiety

As the upcoming NPTE exam is nearing, you may begin to feel anxious or even nervous and that’s ok, you’re not alone here. This is a common feeling from many candidates; however, you can actually start reducing your stress and test anxiety starting today. Rather than worrying about every little detail or how others are telling you to ramp up on your studies, I’m going to focus on the other aspects that play a factor in your scores. In this particular aspect, I’m going to focus on reducing your test anxiety at night. Let’s begin to develop your plan of action ...

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NPTE Mindset – CSM Reflection of the PT Exam

This is the 6th year for Therapy Exam Prep to attend the APTA Combined Section Meeting. This year’s conference was in New Orleans and had record numbers of over 17,000 attendees (5,900 PT Students). At the conference, we exhibited and gave a chance for PT students to win a free NPTE practice exam. What I found intriguing was the range of responses on the NPTE from the physical therapist students, practicing clinicians, and professors. The following is a summary of the views I observed from the various attendees this year:First Years I would say the students early on ...

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Understanding the Anatomy of an NPTE Question

What makes up the components of a multiple choice question on the NPTE? We understand there is a question with four answers. However, if you miss a question, do you know what part of the question or answers steered you in a different direction away from the correct choice? It’s pretty broad as to what part of the question misled you and it is usually assumed that it’s just the question part. But there are different areas in which a person can miss a multiple choice question. So, let’s break down the question components:Question - mainly clinically based, ranges ...

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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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