Syllabus

Therapy Exam Prep’s (TEP) programs currently implements the latest NPTE changes that have been outlined by the FSBPT.

3 Month Program

This program is best suited for first time test takers (up to 2 previous attempts), those that have a good academic foundation, and are decent test takers (miss less than 50 questions on practice exams).

6 Month Program

This program is best for those that have had multiple attempts, re-entry, not solid on the academic foundations, not great test takers (miss more than 50 questions on practice exams), have test anxiety, low confidence, fear the exam or don’t have at least 3 hours to dedicate daily to prepare.

TEP’s Program consists of these components:

Prep Weeks

The first two weeks are the most important in being proactive on your NPTE or NPTAE preparation. There will be no studying during these weeks, rather you'll learn how to perform exam analyses to understand where you should be focusing, develop individualized systematic study plans (more than 1), test taking strategies, and focus on you so that you are optimal on the exam.

Webinars

Therapy Exam Prep’s ongoing live webinars go over relevant and current NPTE format written questions developed by TEP. These questions are clinically based and are similar to what may be on the exam. In each webinar, new topics are covered and developed based upon participants needs. Each calendar month – 8 webinars are presented topics are never repeated

Clinical Discussions

Insightful questions are asked on the forums for clinical discussions that are related to the NPTE / NPTAE blueprint format. At the end of the day, a summary is provided by one of TEP’s team member. These discussions lead to smarter studying and preparing for the exam. Each weekday (Monday through Friday), a different topic is discussed from the different systems.

Practice Exams

Throughout the program you'll take practice exams utilizing the study guides from Therapy Ed's O'Sullivan and Siegelman, Scorebuilders Scott Guiles as well as PEAT. You'll learn how to analyze these practice exams in order to develop your list of focus topics to study.

Review

The last two weeks of the program allow for you to focus on review, last minute guidance, support, and ask questions. During this time, no new information should be studied.

12 WEEK SCHEDULE

WEEK 1Intro, assess, baseline, exam analysis, beginning of study plans

WEEK 2Continue to establish baseline, refine individualized study plans, schedules

WEEK 3System Overviews and begin studying

WEEK 4Miscellaneous content section overviews and studying

WEEK 5Clinical thinking towards exam, studying, preparing and continued studying

WEEKS 6-10Studying based upon individualized study plans, assignments, exercises

WEEKS 11-12Review, assess for readiness

ATTEND 24 LIVE WEBINARS

Emphasis of NPTE format questions, rationales, test taking strategies, explanations and walkthroughs of choosing the right answer and focus topics for studying

EACH CALENDAR MONTH

- 8 webinars are presented topics are never repeated
- Participate in moderated Weekday Clinical Discussions based upon NPTE blueprint format

The 3 month program is designed for those that are solid on their core foundations, good test takers, and have at least 3 hours daily to commit for exam preparation. First timers or those with minimal attempts(up to two) that want to be able to study smarter with our clinical thinking approach are a great fit.


TESTIMONIAL

"TEP helped me get organized, study smarter, and think positive. I am happy to report that I have passed the NPTE thanks to TEP and I wholeheartedly recommend this program to others." Aracelis Rodriguez

24 WEEK SCHEDULE

WEEK 1Intro, assess, baseline, exam analysis, beginning of study plans

WEEK 2Continue to establish baseline, refine individualized study plans, figuring out schedules

WEEK 3System Overviews and begin studying

WEEK 4Miscellaneous content section overviews and studying

WEEK 5Clinical thinking towards exam, studying, preparing and continued studying

WEEKS 6-22Studying based upon individualized study plans, assignments, exercises

WEEKS 23-24Review, assess for readiness

ATTEND 48 LIVE WEBINARS

Emphasis of NPTE format questions, rationales, test taking strategies, explanations and walkthroughs of choosing the right answer and focus topics for studying

EACH CALENDAR MONTH

- 8 webinars are presented topics are never repeated
- Participate in moderated Weekday Clinical Discussions based upon NPTE blueprint format

This program was designed based upon participant feedback from our 3 month program where extended time to prepare with support and guidance would be beneficial. Those that are re-entry, have taken the exams more than three times, have limited amount of time to study due to either family (limited help with kids) or work obligations (full time) are the audience for the 6 month program. It is a great fit for those that are not strong on the core foundations or not great test takers. The additional amount of time allows for flexibility in an otherwise stressful situation by being able to continue study in smaller chunks with guidance.


TESTIMONIALS

"Before joining Therapy Exam Prep, I was unsuccessful in passing my boards. I was very discouraged and did not know where to begin studying again. I knew the information- that wasn't the problem - my problem was test anxiety. TEP focused on the missed questions as study topics rather than studying ALL the material that you may not need to go over and getting overwhelmed." Maria Penksa

"I'm one of the many foreign graduates of Physical Therapy of the 1990's and trying to find my way back in the loop of the field of Physical Therapy after 19 years. Reviewing for the NPTE can be really hard and very challenging. TEP's program helped me to focus the important subjects to study, how to study smarter and think clinically." Gwenn Reynolds

"TEP helped me to understand my previous habits of studying (i.e. memorizing facts) and revealed to me the ineffectiveness of my study approach. TEP challenged me to break those previous ways of studying, and develop a new philosophy of thinking that truly helps me to understand "what is happening with my patient" and how i can intervene in a safe, yet effective way, today." Michelle Perry

See the Live Webinar and Clinical Discussion schedules below:

Webinar Schedule

1ST WEEK: Tuesday and Wednesday at 4:30 pm PST

2ND WEEK: Wednesday and Thursday at 6:00 pm PST

3RD WEEK: Tuesday and Wednesday at 4:30 pm PST

4TH WEEK: Wednesday and Thursday at 6:00 PST


No webinars for months with 5 weeks

Clinical Discussion Schedule

WEEK 1: Evaluations

WEEK 2: Examinations

WEEK 3: Interventions

WEEK 4: Non System Domain

NPTE Topic Discussion Schedule

Mondays: Musculoskeletal

Tuesdays: Neuromuscular

Wednesdays: CardioPulmonary

Thursdays: Other Systems

Fridays: Miscellaneous common topics

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