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Academic PEAT - Practice Exam & Assessment Tool

Prepare students with practice tools

One of the best ways to prepare for the national physical therapy exam (NPTE) is by taking a practice exam. FSBPT developed the practice exam and assessment tool (PEAT), a timed, computer-based, multiple-choice practice exam for NPTE candidates.

Academic PEAT helps students identify their strengths and weaknesses prior to taking the actual exam. Questions have been developed by experienced clinicians and item writers in the same format as the NPTE.

Here's why Academic PEAT is such a valuable tool. PEAT offers:

  • The same format and type of questions as the actual NPTE.
  • Immediate and automatic scoring.
  • A detailed performance report by content area, by body system, and by exam section.
  • Explanations and rationales behind correct answers.
  • References to help students increase their knowledge.
  • In addition, Academic PEAT forms are different from the forms available for individual purchase.

What's included

Students get access to two timed (5-hour), 250-questions physical therapist (PT) practice exams or two timed (4 hour) 200-questions physical therapist assistant (PTA) practice exams. Students can select different timing options if they plan to take the NPTE with an extra-time accommodation. The school also gets access to an aggregate Academic PEAT Score Report to track students’ performance as well as their student’s individual score reports. The forms available for Academic PEAT are different from the forms available to candidates for individual purchase.

Group discounts

In order to qualify for an Academic PEAT discount, 10 or more students must be registered. A 20% discount off the standard price will apply, making the price per PEAT $79.00. If the number of students is less than 10, PEAT may still be purchased as a group at the standard fee of $99 per PEAT.

Whether you have enough students to qualify for the group discount, PEAT purchased through your school will be the Academic forms, not the forms available for individual purchase.

Follow the purchasing process

Ask your program director or administrator to go to the Educators login and click on Academic PEAT to order PEAT for your students.

Helpful hints

  • Disable pop-ups

    Many times, students will see the following message when they log on to PEAT. “Thank you for visiting FSBPT. PEAT is now running in another browser window.” In this case, the student will need to disable their pop-up blocker in order to see PEAT. They should allow pop-ups for the duration of PEAT.

  • 6 Month expiration

    PEAT expires 6 months after the first practice exam has been accessed. However, students can download and print the supplemental materials and this won’t count toward the 6 month access period.

  • Two practice exams are included

    After taking the first exam and reviewing their performance report as well as the references and rationales for each question, students can move to the second practice exam.

  • Purchases are confirmed

    Confirmation emails for Academic PEAT purchases are generally received within 2-3 hours. The exception is YAHOO accounts (they seem to be sent to junk mail or filtered as spam). Confirmation emails are sent to the school email address provided during purchase. If you have not received the confirmation email, call or email FSBPT to receive the product keys and instruction. Please add peat@fsbpt.org to your contacts list to get our e-mails.