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Johnson Physical Therapy Library: NPTE Prep.

Preparing for the NPTE

This page contains some links to resources that could be helpful as you prepare your study plan for the NPTE, some have already been purchased and some are external.  Neither the UIW Libraries nor the School of Physical Therapy are endorsing the purchase of external products but some students have found the resources useful.

Do not search the Internet for practice questions that other students have remembered from the NPTE.  See the NPTE Security page to see that recalling and sharing questions is illegal, unethical and would jeopardize your career

Always contact your UIW faculty advisors for additional information.

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy

National Exam (NPTE®)

Taking the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) is an important step toward receiving your physical therapist (PT) or physical therapist assistant (PTA) license. Here you'll find everything you need to know about the NPTE from start to finish:

Using AccessPhysiotherapy for NPTE Preperation

You can set up a free account through AccessPhyisiotherapy to keep track of your individual quizzes and practice NPTE.  See the demonstration video below for detailed instructions.

PT Final Exam Video About NPTE in 2020

This is a video that has some good information about how the examination is set up and created.  However, note that it was for the 2020 NPTE.  There are usually changes.  


Sections by minute markers:

  • 0-41:44: main information
  • 50-56:40: 2 practice/quiz questions
  • 56:40: Question and answer session including study strategies tips then information about the course PTFinal Exam.

NPTE Essentials: The NPTE Blueprint and Ideal Study Strategy.

NPTE Preparation Books from the Library

Therapy Ed NPTE Review & Study Guide

The UIW School of Physical Therapy provides this guide to you before you leave for PPE.  


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