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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)
Some organs, such as the brain, the eye, and the kidney, contain tissues that utilize glucose as their preferred or sole metabolic fuel source. Dur ...
Ceruloplasmin is a serum ferroxidase responsible for 90% of copper transport. It is well known for its role in the pathogenesis of&n ...
The term opiate, or more appropriately opioids, is commonly referred to as a class of compounds, such as the alkaloids morphine, codeine, and theba ...
Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common ailments that affect people today. Ninety percent of individuals will experience acute back pain some ...
The lateral and medial menisci are crescent-shaped fibrocartilaginous structures that collectively cover approximately 70% of the articular surface ...
The diaphragm separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity. It is a double-domed, musculotendinous partition that consists of a continuo ...
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles in the shoulder that allow a wide range of movement while maintaining the stability of the glenohumeral join ...
The reproductive system in females is responsible for producing gametes (called eggs or ova), certain sex hormones, and maintaining fertilized eggs ...
Knee pain has been reported to limit mobility and impair quality of life in 25% of adults. Ilioti ...
The ankle joint is a highly complex joint. The ankle joint has multidirectional mobility for its complex role in supporting the weight of the body ...
The reticular formation is a complex network of brainstem nuclei and neurons that serve as a major integration and relay center for many vital brai ...
The gluteal muscles are a grouping of muscles that make up the buttock area. These muscles include:
Muscle contraction throughout the human body can be broken down based on muscle subtype specialization to accomplish its dynamic function. In ...
Lower back pain (LBP) is one of the most common presenting complaints globally, as approximately 80% of the population sustains an episode once in ...
A growth factor, as initially defined, is a secreted biologically active molecule that can affect the growth of cells. This definition has become e ...
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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