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Physical Therapy: NPTE

Resources for the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery.

The PTA exam is designed to assess your basic entry-level competence after graduation from an accredited program or from an equivalent non-accredited program.

The FSPBT develops, maintains and administers the NPTE for two reasons:

  1. To help ensure that only those individuals who have the requisite knowledge of physical therapy are licensed in the physical therapy field.
  2. To help regulatory authorities evaluate candidates and provide standards that are comparable from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

NPTE Essentials: The Exam Blueprint July 2019

Online Quizzes

Exam Preparation Books

Unless otherwise noted (e.g., eBooks in AccessPhysiotherapy), the following exam prep books are kept on reserve at the Main Circulation Desk under PTA NPTE.