TherapyEd is the leader in preparing Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Speech-Language Pathologists for their national licensure and certification exams. Every year we help thousands of students pass their exams with our Exam Preparation Courses, best-selling Review & Study Guides, online practice exams, Online Office Hours, and other innovative resources. We teach over 300 courses a year on-campus and online, all across the nation, and our instructors are recognized experts in preparing students for exam success.
With over 30 years experience, exam candidates look to us to:
- Learn about the latest examination expectations and trends.
- Determine what topic areas to focus on.
- Assess their current knowledge and plan their study schedule.
- Practice interpreting and answering challenging, high-level practice items – just like on the real exams.
Our instructors are accomplished, experienced, clinicians and academics, ready to help you pass the exam the first time.
To help students succeed on their licensure and certification exams by empowering
exam mastery among all candidates.
Empowering Exam Mastery
To help build the next generation of leaders within the profession through the use of ethical, high quality tools and resources that ensure licensure and certification exam success and professional readiness.
Identify each candidate as a unique individual and provide the knowledge and resources to ensure mastery and inspire them to succeed within their profession.
TherapyEd Instructors are leaders in the profession who contribute their knowledge and experience to help each student pass their exam. As Program Directors, Professors, Clinicians, and Fellowes, they understand the importance of the exam and are committed to helping students succeed.
TherapyEd helps University and College programs throughout the country make sure their students are ready for their professional exam. Through our assessment tools, exam prep courses, Review & Study Guides, and cohort reports, we help programs better prepare students for exam success and meaningful careers.
With a focus on providing high quality, ethical, and up-to-date exam preparation tools with our Review & Study Guides, on-campus and online exam prep courses, individual and group tutoring, and Online Office Hours, we provide a range of products to help every student succeed.
Proven Path to Success
TherapyEd’s Path to Success is built on five essential steps for effective exam preparation. Each step complements the last to broaden knowledge, deepen understanding, and sharpen important test-taking skills.
With motivation, you gain inspiration. Our expert instructors spark your enthusiasm for studying and help focus your exam preparation.
The Prep Class creates a motivational learning environment that is individual, responsive, immediate and dynamic.
With review, you gain knowledge. The more you study, the more you learn, retain and recall.
The Review & Study Guides provide the most comprehensive review in easy-to-understand outline format and covers all topics on the exam.
With analysis, you gain expertise. We teach you to analyze questions, think critically, and make the connection between theory and practice.
The Prep Manual offers extensive study tips, test-taking strategies, an abbreviated content review, as well as a “roadmap” to the Review & Study Guide, self-assessment forms for each chapter and study plan forms.
With practice, you gain experience. Diagnose strengths and weaknesses and practice test-taking skills.
The Review & Study Guides includes three complete practice exams to improve your performance.
With application, you gain confidence. Apply what you’ve learned to create a successful study plan and pass the exam the first time.
Why are the Review & Study Guides at TherapyEd so much less expensive than on Amazon or other sites?
TherapyEd is the publisher of the Review & Study Guides it sells, and it sets its own prices. Sometimes people buy books from us and sell them somewhere else (such as Amazon), always at a higher price (sometimes much higher).
Do you offer discounts on the book if we buy them in bulk as a class?
Yes, we offer a Class Order discount for bulk purchases of the Review & Study Guides. The bulk order pricing and order form can be requested by phone or email, or by going here.
I already bought the Review & Study Guide and now want to take the course. Is the course less expensive because I already have the Guide?
Yes, because you have already bought the Review & Study Guide you can register for the course at the less expensive “Course without Guide” price. This way you do not end up buying the book twice when you take the course.
Is this true even though I bought the book someplace other than from TherapyEd?
Yes. Just check the box indicating you already have the book and then enter the month and year (approximately) you purchased it.
How long are the courses?
The PT and OT courses are each two full days. The PTA and OTA courses are one full day.
What time do the courses begin?
Sign-in for the courses begins at 8:00am and the course starts up at 8:30am.
Do you ship the Review & Study Guides internationally?
Yes, we ship our textbooks all around the world. When entering your shipping or billing address, the Country field is already pre-filled with “United States”. Click the drop-down arrow in this space to view a list of countries, and select your country. Once you do, the correct ship method and cost will appear in the payment section. Shipping and handling for one book to Canada is (USD)$20. Shipping and handling for one book to other countries is (USD)$50.
What shipping options do you offer in the United States?
We ship the book from Illinois via UPS Ground with an expected arrival between 2-4 days, or we ship the book via USPS media mail and expected arrival is within 5-10 days.
What score on the practice exams correlates to passing the exam?
Because the FSBPT and NBCOT (the licensing and certification bodies) do not release the exams there is no way to precisely correlate the TherapyEd practice exams to the actual exams. Nonetheless, our experience over 25 years has found that if you score 80% or better on the practice exams you should do well on the actual exam. If you score in the range of 70% you are borderline, and if you are below 70% more studying is indicated.
Is there a deadline to register for the course?
We recommend that students register at least 2 weeks prior to the course date. This allows us to better estimate the number of Course Manuals to provide for distribution at class. If necessary, you can register up to the day before or even the day of the course, however we cannot guarantee there will be enough Course Manuals available; in this case, we’ll ship the manual to your home address and you’ll receive it after the course.
If I register late how will I get the Review & Study Guide in time for the course?
You are not required to have the Review & Study Guide in the course itself. When you attend the course, you will receive the Course Manual and follow the instructor’s presentation. These materials are unique to the class and not duplicated in the Review & Study Guide. If you register late for the course you can use standard shipping and receive the Review & Study Guide after the course with no problem. This book is best used as part of your study plan after the course.
Can I make an audio or video recording of the course?
No audio or video recordings of the course are permitted.
I have taken the NPTE and not passed it and now my state board is requiring me to take a remedial course before I can take the exam again. Does this course meet the requirements as a remedial course for my state board?
Yes, this course is accepted by state boards as a remedial course. Once you complete the course we will send out a Certificate of Completion to you and the state board of your choice. Please email us after completing the course and we will send out the certificate of completion upon request.
I want to take the course but I don’t see one in my area. What can I do?
We post all current courses on the website and we are always adding new courses as they are confirmed. If you cannot find an on-campus course near you, then you can take one of our live ONLINE courses. These courses appear on our course listing page. In addition, if you would like to set up an on-campus course, you can email us at info@TherapyEd.com and we can work to organize one near you.
I want to take the course but my school does not offer it. How can I bring the course to my school?
We would be happy to give the course at your school. Just contact us at info@TherapyEd.com and let us know what school you go to and when you would like the course. We will then work to schedule the course at your school.
I have lost the USB in my earlier edition of the Review & Study Guide. Do I need to buy the book again or can I get a replacement?
Since we have moved all our exams online it is not possible to get a replacement USB. We can offer access to the exams online if you have lost the original USB. Call us toll-free at 888/369-0743. Access to the online exams is $50 and will be given to you immediately.
The USB that came with my earlier edition of the Study Guide does not work. It is defective/I get an error message. What should I do?
We no longer offer the Review & Study Guides with USBs as we have moved all TherapyEd exams to our online portal. If your USB from a past edition does not work, we may be able to replace it with online access. Not all of TherapyEd’s outdated editions have replacement software access available. Please call or email us to confirm.
Is the Review & Study Guide sold in bookstores?
Some university bookstores buy the book from us and have it available for students. However, retail bookstores do not sell our books. The only place you are guaranteed availability of the most current version is on this site.
How often are the Review & Study Guides updated?
The NPTE Review & Study Guide is updated every year and the new edition comes out in the fall. For example, the 2019 NPTE Review & Study Guide first came out in mid-October, 2018.
The NBCOT Review & Study Guide is updated every two to four years to remain current with the exam outline.
The PTA and COTA Review & Study Guides are updated every two to five years.
There is bad weather forecast for the upcoming course I am scheduled to take. Will the course be held?
We make every effort to give courses on the days they are scheduled for. On rare occasions where severe weather can close a school campus, we will have to re-schedule. If this is a possibility, we will notify you via email to let you know the status of the course. A make-up class is scheduled as close to the original date as possible.
I have the Review & Study Guide, but would like to purchase the Course Manual as well. Can I buy the Course Manual without taking the course?
The Course Manual is only given out at the course and is not sold separately.
What is the TherapyEd return policy for the Review & Study Guides?
We offer a 30-day return policy for individual sales of the Review & Study Guides. You can return your Review & Study Guide within 30 days of receiving your purchased book. You will be refunded the full price of the text. TherapyEd does not pay the cost of return shipping. Returns are not available if the access code for the online exams has already been activated.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards online, with all charges made in U.S. dollars. We also accept checks and money orders denominated in U.S. dollars and sent to our office. Charges are for the exact amount of the course or book: No taxes are charged for transactions.
“The instructor did a great job of presenting the material in a way that was easy to remember, had great background knowledge on the subject matter, and used real-life and clinical examples to convey meaning. This course does a good job of reviewing all the concepts that will be on the exam, how to set-up a study plan, and what to expect during the exam.”– Christina S., Touro University Nevada
“The instructor explained each question and the answers very well to my understanding. I think this course should be recommended for all physical therapy students preparing for the exam.”– Butali O., University of Missouri
“Hardin-Simmons University’s Department of Physical Therapy has been recommending the TherapyEd NPTE Review and Study Guide and prep course to our students for nearly 10 years. The topics are presented concisely, yet thoroughly so students can easily identify gaps in their knowledge to focus on in their comprehensive study plan. Tables, charts, pictures and diagrams clearly present key elements of information. Every student studying for the NPTE should consider utilizing this review textbook.”– Prof. Janelle K. O’Connell, Hardin-Simmons University
“The instructor was very informative and approachable. I had a wonderful time. The course gave me guidelines on where to start my review. I am not lost anymore and am looking forward to studying.”– Elenita F., Touro University Nevada
“The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful, and provided great explanations of answers to questions and tips to remember certain content. He really emphasized important areas, how to study, how to process questions, and was very encouraging and really good at putting information in perspective. This course was VERY helpful in helping me mentally prepare. Overall, a well worth it and great course!”– Katelyn H., University of Central Arkansas
“A talented teacher who was very knowledgeable and great with relating test information with clinical knowledge. I feel much more confident going into my studies and feel much more prepared to develop a study plan! This was the perfect pre-NPTE course.”– Sayre U., University of Central Arkansas
“The instructor was amazingly knowledgeable and a hero for those of us that English is a second language. It was a wonderful course.”– Vivian O., MGH Institute of Health Professions
“The instructor was wonderful at explaining the subject matter and helping the class decipher important and relevant information when answering exam questions. Very knowledgeable and good at teaching! This course is excellent at preparing students in what to expect on testing day, test-taking and anxiety relief strategies, as well as actual question preparation.”– Emily B., Louisiana State University in Shreveport
“The course was very helpful, from teaching test format and sample questions to how to study and motivation and relaxation techniques. I feel this course overall has helped me to prepare and build a plan for my exam preparation.”– Beau A., Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans
“This course has been extremely helpful. The example questions are much more like the real exam questions versus Scorebuilders’ book practice questions – I did not feel well prepared with Scorebuilders.”– Annie Q., Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans