NPTE Prep Course
TherapyEd’s two-day Prep Class creates a social learning atmosphere that is individual, responsive, immediate and dynamic. Our expert instructors motivate students to prepare for the NPTE and provide the best tools and resources to implement an efficient and successful study plan.
TherapyEd’s Physical Therapy Licensure Exam Preparation Course
The Prep Class, NPTE Review & Study Guide, class manual, and Online Resources are all updated every year to be current for the exam. With over 30 years of experience, TherapyEd is the company with the knowledge, experience, and expertise to prepare students to pass the NPTE the first time.
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PT Prep Course
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- 8:00-8:15 Sign In
- 8:15-9:25 Introduction/Expectations/NPTE Content, Format & Grading/ Keys to Reading Multiple-Choice Questions
- 9:25-10:10 Musculoskeletal System – Part I
- 10:10-10:20 Break
- 10:20-11:05 Musculoskeletal System – Part II
- 11:05-12:00 Musculoskeletal System – Part III
- Noon-1:00 Lunch Break
- 1:00-1:20 Critical Reasoning / Test Taking Errors/Psychology Part I
- 1:20-2:40 Cardiopulmonary & Lymphatic Systems
- 2:40-2:50 Break
- 2:50-3:30 Equipment/Devices/Modalities
- 3:30-4:00 Integumentary System
- 4:00-4:10 Break
- 4:10-4:45 Metabolic/Endocrine Systems
- 8:00-9:00 How to Design and Implement a Study Plan
- 9:00-10:00 Neuromuscular System – Part I
- 10:00-10:10 Break
- 10:10-11:10 Neuromuscular System – Part II
- 11:10-Noon Gastrointestinal / Genitourinary
- Noon-1:00 Lunch
- 1:00-1:30 Research/Evidence-Based Practice
- 1:30-2:15 System Interactions
- 2:15-3:15 Safety/Professional Roles
- 3:15-3:30 Test Taking Errors/Psychology Part I/Final Words/Evaluations
The schedule may vary depending on the course and the questions asked. We are committed to helping all students succeed on the exam and answering all questions may take longer than outlined on the schedule.
Included with the course:
TherapyEd’s NPTE Review & Study Guide
by O’SULLIVAN, SIEGELMAN, SHAFFER, & SUTLIVE
The 26th edition NPTE Review & Study Guide for 2023 is now available! Up-to-date for the current exam blueprint and with a new design for better comprehension and improved studying, the 2023 Review & Study Guide provides a comprehensive content review, 3 complete online practice exams, and personalized feedback to determine individual strengths and weaknesses.
“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
About the Course
Take the course and follow the TherapyEd Path to Success:
- Create an efficient and effective study plan
- Learn to analyze challenging practice questions
- Assess individual strengths and weaknesses
- Demonstrate improved critical reasoning and confidence on the NPTE
- Audience Response Clickers provide immediate feedback and create an even more dynamic Prep Class
Course participants also receive a second text, the PT Course Manual. This 304 page book contains:
- Extensive study tips and strategies
- NPTE Content Outline
- Chapter by sports psychologist Dr. Ed Chavez “How to Perform Your Best on Exam Day”
- Pharmacology chapter
- Online exam strategies
The cost of the Prep Class, if you have already purchased the NPTE Review & Study Guide, is just $265.00.
If you have not purchased the NPTE Review & Study Guide by O’Sullivan, Siegelman, Shaffer, and Sutlive the course tuition is $350.00 plus shipping and handling. The Review & Study Guide is shipped upon course registration.
The PT Course Manual is handed out on the first day of the course.
Our goal at TherapyEd–our mission–is to help students pass their licensure exam the first time. Unfortunately, although almost everyone who takes our course passes the NPTE the first time, sometimes life intervenes and a student does not pass. We know this is difficult, disappointing, disheartening–and expensive!
If you take our course and do not pass the NPTE, you can take the course again, anywhere, anytime, FOR FREE. Just look at the schedule of upcoming courses, pick one out, contact us, and we will register you for the course at no charge.
With our course guarantee, our Online Office Hours, the best-selling Review & Study Guide, and rigorous practice questions, our commitment is to help students pass the exam and begin their professional careers. We hope all this will give you the confidence of our experience.