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We have 2,380 Multiple-choice 1st, 2nd, and 3rd order questions with four detailed teaching points linked to 1,178 PubMed indexed review articles related to the NPTE® Examination. You can customize practice questions to anatomical and clinical Physical Therapist subject areas. In addition, you will have access to a 250 question pre- and post-test National Physical Therapy Examination to help you target learning and identify areas that need further study. Analytics and reports allow you to compare your scores to other students.
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National Physical Therapy Examination Overview
How many hours is the National Physical Therapy Examination?
The National Physical Therapy Examination is 5 hours.
How many questions is the National Physical Therapy Examination?
The National Physical Therapy Examination is 200 questions.
What topics are covered on the National Physical Therapy Examination?
Topics include: Systems - Cardiovascular & Pulmonary, Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular & Nervous, Integumentary, Metabolic & Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Lymphatic, System Interactions, Non-System -Equipment, Devices, & Technologies, Therapeutic Modalities, Safety & Protection, Professional Responsibilities, and Research & Evidence-Based Practice
National Physical Therapy Examination MCQs (2,380)
Our question bank for the National Physical Therapy Examination covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Allergy and Immunology - 18 questions
- Cardiovascular - 348 questions
- Connective Tissue - 65 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 55 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 221 questions
- Eyes - 36 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 105 questions
- Genetics - 19 questions
- Genitourinary - 52 questions
- Growth and Development - 45 questions
- Gynecologic - 47 questions
- Hematologic - 40 questions
- Infectious - 51 questions
- Integument - 63 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 1669 questions
- Nervous - 1077 questions
- Nutrition - 23 questions
- Obstetric - 34 questions
- Oncologic - 72 questions
- Psychiatric Mental Health - 24 questions
- Pulmonary - 101 questions
- Renal - 27 questions
- Surgery - 211 questions
- Toxicology - 6 questions
- Trauma - 731 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 15 questions
- Promote Safety and Minimize Infection - 19 questions
- Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 56 questions
- Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 76 questions
- Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 10 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 35 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 1212 questions
- Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 16 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 1176 questions
- Caring (Hope and Support) - 9 questions
- Communication/Documentation (Oral, Written, EMR) - 15 questions
- Teaching/Learning (Promotes Behavior Change) - 10 questions
- Culture/Spiritualilty (Beliefs, Practices, Ethics) - 3 questions
- Causes - 1470 questions
- Classification - 437 questions
- Differential - 357 questions
- Epidemiology - 25 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 136 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 167 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 53 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 124 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 398 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 25 questions
- History Physical - 2534 questions
- Legal - 10 questions
- Pathophysiology - 1785 questions
- Patient Education - 85 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 833 questions
- Toxicology - 2 questions
- Treatment Medical - 213 questions
- Treatment Occupation/Physical Therapy - 266 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 4 questions
- Treatment Radiation - 1 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 77 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 180 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 17 questions
- Clinical Education - 26 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 9 questions
- Drug Information - 6 questions
National Physical Therapy Examination Articles (1,178)
The lacrimal gland is a bilobed, tear-shaped gland with the primary function of secreting the aqueous portion of the tear film, thereby mainta ...
There is increasing interest in the literature regarding the clinical delineation of suprascapular nerve (SSN) injuries. While the underlying etiol ...
Parkinsonism comprises of a clinical syndrome that presents with a varying degree of rigidity, and a variety of symptoms that include bradykinesia, ...
The penis is a male organ that is used for reproduction and urination which is located within the urogenital triangle between the perineal membrane ...
The deep petrosal nerve is a branch from the internal carotid plexus. The plexus is located& ...
Appropriate patient position can facilitate proper physiologic function during pathophysiologic processes and also facilitate access to certain ana ...
Body mass index (BMI) is a quotient that has been in use since the mid-19th century. It is used to identify adults and adolescents that have an abn ...
During sleep, our body cycles through 4 different stages consisting of both rapid-eye-movement (REM) and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. The b ...
The tibial nerve is one of the two terminal branches of the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the human body. The tibial nerve originates&nb ...
In the human body, carbon dioxide is formed intracellularly as a byproduct of metabolism. CO2 is transported in the bloodstream to the lungs where ...
The Immune response is the body's ability to stay safe by affording protection against harmful agents and involves lines of defense against most mi ...
Ubiquitination is the biochemical process in which proteins are marked by ubiquitin, a 76 amino acid protein. It occurs intracellularly in eukaryot ...
The medical practice of measuring blood pressure by constricting the upper arm and listening with a stethoscope to assess when the first sound and ...
The lower leg divides into three fascial compartments: These compartm ...
Volkmann contracture, also known as Volkmann ischemic contracture is a claw-like deformity of the hand named after the 19-century German doctor, Ri ...
Sarah E Fabiano PT, MD Assistant Professor Greenville Health System FAAEM, FACEP Simpsonville SC
Susan H N Jeno PT, PhD Associate Professor University of North Dakota Grand Forks ND
Renato C Vilella PT, PGDip. Pain, PGDip. Neurosciences Professor UNILAVRAS Belo Horizonte
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