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NPTE Content

Encourage students to review content

Passing the national physical therapy exam (NPTE®) is an important step in a student's career. As an educator, you need to know what the major content areas will be so your students have a better chance of passing the exam.


Know the major content areas

Review the content outlines below. They provide information about what type of content will be on each exam, and in what proportion.

Encourage your students to focus their studies on key content areas.

Content outlines in effect January 2018

PT Content Outline
PTA Content Outline


Practice is the key to success

Suggest different ways your students can prepare for the exam, such as attending a legitimate test preparation course, purchasing a copy of PEAT® or participating in group study opportunities with classmates or others.


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