Ace The National Physical Therapy Examination

Be prepared for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy® with 853 Questions that simulate the real exam.

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Our review is designed to help you maximize your score on the National Physical Therapy Examination. StatPearls questions and articles are linked directly to Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy® content outlines. Each review course is designed to empower you to assess your knowledge and understanding of medical principles and concepts found on the National Physical Therapy Examination.

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We have 853 Multiple-choice 1st, 2nd, and 3rd order questions with four detailed teaching points linked to 401 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 MCQs (853)

Our question bank for the National Physical Therapy Examination covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:

Level 1

116 Questions

Level 2

291 Questions

Level 3

374 Questions

Level 4

72 Questions

  • Allergy and Immunology - 1 questions
  • Cardiovascular - 35 questions
  • Connective Tissue - 33 questions
  • Ears Nose and Throat - 9 questions
  • Endocrine and Metabolic - 14 questions
  • Eyes - 3 questions
  • Gastrointestinal - 3 questions
  • Genetics - 6 questions
  • Genitourinary - 7 questions
  • Growth and Development - 13 questions
  • Gynecologic - 2 questions
  • Hematologic - 3 questions
  • Infectious - 12 questions
  • Integument - 38 questions
  • Musculoskeletal - 719 questions
  • Nervous - 349 questions
  • Nutrition - 4 questions
  • Obstetric - 8 questions
  • Oncologic - 6 questions
  • Psychiatric Mental Health - 21 questions
  • Pulmonary - 15 questions
  • Surgery - 73 questions
  • Toxicology - 1 questions
  • Trauma - 190 questions
  • Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 11 questions
  • Promote Safety and Minimize Infection - 20 questions
  • Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 46 questions
  • Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 70 questions
  • Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 3 questions
  • Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 29 questions
  • Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 317 questions
  • Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 11 questions
  • Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 333 questions
  • Caring (Hope and Support) - 5 questions
  • Communication/Documentation (Oral, Written, EMR) - 13 questions
  • Teaching/Learning (Promotes Behavior Change) - 13 questions
  • Culture/Spiritualilty (Beliefs, Practices, Ethics) - 1 questions
  • Causes - 293 questions
  • Classification - 118 questions
  • Differential - 193 questions
  • Epidemiology - 20 questions
  • Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 72 questions
  • Evaluation Lab - 8 questions
  • Evaluation Monitoring - 18 questions
  • Evaluation Procedures - 51 questions
  • Evaluation Radiologic - 91 questions
  • Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 25 questions
  • History Physical - 756 questions
  • Legal - 17 questions
  • Pathophysiology - 310 questions
  • Patient Education - 78 questions
  • Prognosis Complications - 261 questions
  • Treatment Medical - 110 questions
  • Treatment Occupation/Physical Therapy - 314 questions
  • Treatment Prehospital - 2 questions
  • Treatment Rehabilitation - 72 questions
  • Treatment Surgical - 53 questions
  • Healthcare Ethics - 15 questions
  • Clinical Education - 12 questions
  • Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 1 questions

National Physical Therapy Examination Articles (401)

Editor-In-Chief
Sarah E Fabiano PT, MD
Assistant Professor Greenville Health System FAAEM, FACEP Simpsonville SC
Editor-In-Chief
Susan H N Jeno PT, PhD
Professor University of North Dakota GRAND FORKS ND
Editor-In-Chief
Renato C Vilella PT, PGDip. Pain, PGDip. Neurosciences
Professor UNILAVRAS Belo Horizonte

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