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Textbook Survey Data

Most Frequently Used Textbooks

Want to find out what textbooks your colleagues use for their academic programs? Take a look at FSBPT's textbook survey.

In the spring of 2015, FSBPT compiled and analyzed data on textbook use by entry-level physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA) education programs in the United States.


Purpose of Survey

The purpose of the textbook survey was to ensure that the reference library maintained by FSBPT and used in the development of the national physical therapy examination (NPTE) reflects textbooks currently in use in PT and PTA programs across the nation.


Data Collection

A complete list of textbooks for the 2014-2015 academic year was gathered from 121 PT and 209 PTA program directors. An average of 33 texts per program was reported by the PT programs and 16 per program by the PTA programs. Data are reported for the nation and for major geographic regions (e.g., the Southeastern United States). The results also include a list of all titles reported by the PT and PTA programs that participated in the survey.



Information pertaining to each individual program is confidential. No individual school or state names are reported in the survey results, as some states only have a few programs and their schools would be easily identified.

Results of the Survey
Access the complete results of the FSBPT PT and PTA textbook survey.