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PTEXAM The Complete Study Guide (2024)


PTEXAM: The Complete Study Guide is the most comprehensive review book available for the NPTE-PT. The resource includes a complete academic review and the most realistic sample exams available. The review book purchase includes access to Insight, which contains 540 clinically-oriented questions and detailed explanations of the correct and incorrect answers. The review book is fully updated for the 2024 NPTE-PT blueprint specifications.

  • Over 700 pages of academic review

  • Three full-length online exams with scenario and video questions

  • Explanations of answers and video discussions

  • Engaging design to increase study efficiency

  • Advanced performance analysis features to improve decision-making skills

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The Ultimate NPTE-PT Resource

The new edition is the most comprehensive resource available for the NPTE-PT and sets a new standard for review book excellence. We have completely redesigned the book, expanded the academic review section, added hundreds of challenging exam questions, including video and scenario-based questions, and introduced new learning features throughout the book. Students purchasing our review book receive a unique registration code for our online eLearning site called Insight. This site offers students a state of the art testing platform with a sophisticated performance analysis section. Students have the ability to create custom exams and compare their results to other students in a variety of system and content outline areas. Insight can be accessed on a traditional computer or a mobile device.


Author: Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA
Pages: 1,208
ISBN:  978-1-890989-46-0
Price: $99.00


A Brief Description of Each of the Units

Unit 1 - Introduction to the NPTE-PT
The unit provides candidates with information on the purpose, development, scoring, and administration of the NPTE-PT. Candidates are introduced to a systematic approach to answering multiple-choice questions and are exposed to recent developments in item construction. The unit also provides a detailed analysis of each of the content outline and system specific areas of the NPTE-PT. The unit offers a variety of study concepts that candidates can utilize to increase the effectiveness of study sessions.

Unit 2 - Academic Review
The unit provides candidates with an efficient method to review didactic information from a physical therapist curriculum. The academic review consists of eight distinct chapters of academic information. The first six chapters consist of academic content in specific systems (e.g., musculoskeletal) and non-systems (e.g., equipment, devices, and technologies) areas. Each chapter includes a description of the physical therapy management of commonly encountered medical diagnoses on the NPTE-PT. Since the examination is designed to assess entry-level practice, it is likely that candidates will encounter the information presented in the academic review frequently on the actual examination. Mastery of this information can significantly increase candidates' scores on the NPTE-PT.

Unit 3 - Examinations
The unit includes an answer key for the three, 180 question sample examinations located on our eLearning site Insight. The examinations were developed based on selected specifications from the current content outline. Candidates are able to generate a detailed performance analysis summary that identifies current strengths and weaknesses according to system specific and content outline areas. The answer key includes an explanation specifying why the correct answer is correct and an explanation specifying why each incorrect answer is incorrect. The answer key also includes a cited resource with page number, academic focus area, level analysis, and the assigned system specific and content outline areas. The examinations provide candidates with the opportunity to refine test taking skills and assess current preparedness for the examination.

Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA

Dr. Giles is the founder and President of Scorebuilders. He has authored numerous best selling review books and has presented on licensure preparation throughout the United States and internationally for nearly three decades. Dr. Giles has taught over 500 review courses and assisted over 25,000 PT and PTA students to pass the National Physical Therapy Examinations. He received his Masters in Physical Therapy from Springfield College and his Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Simmons College. Dr. Giles received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine. Dr. Giles served as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of New England for 15 years.

Dr. Giles has disseminated research related to the licensing examination at the American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association's Annual Conference and Exposition, and the American Association of Higher Education's Conference on Assessment Quality. He is the former Chair of the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education and a former Credentialed Trainer for the APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program. He served on the APTA Committee charged with revising the Physical Therapist Clinical Performance Instrument (PT CPI).

The Latest and Greatest!

The new edition of PTEXAM: The Complete Study Guide offers an incredible number of enhancements. Read on for just a few examples of why this resource is considered the best physical therapy review book on the planet!

Test Drive the NPTE-PT
We have added a large number of fantastic new questions to each of the sample examinations, including video and scenario-based questions. These are thought provoking, challenging questions designed to be consistent with the specifications and rigor of the NPTE-PT blueprint. Scorebuilders' questions are consistently reported to be the most realistic questions available for the NPTE-PT.

Explanation of Answers and Video Discussions
The explanation of answers for our sample examination are amazingly detailed. We offer a complete explanation of the correct and each of the incorrect answers. Improve your ability to choose between good, better, and best options and watch your sample exam scores rise! New video explanations provide candidates with a deeper understanding of academic concepts addressed in selected examination questions.

A Technology Monster
Scorebuilders has made a massive investment in technology and uses this competitive advantage to provide you with the most realistic testing experience possible. Our eLearning platform Insight will amaze you in its level of sophistication. Improve your decision-making skills by using our item analysis features and personalize your question review experience by developing unique Study Stacks. Continuous innovation and commitment to technology widens the gap between Scorebuilders and all other licensing companies.

What's New!
We have always believed that sleep is overrated! As soon as we release a new edition of PTEXAM: The Complete Study Guide we immediately get to work on creating the next edition. Our eLearning site Insight includes a What's New section which delivers updates several times a year to existing users of the current edition.

Basecamp - Start Climbing!
Basecamp provides you with an incredibly efficient method to review academic content within PTEXAM: The Complete Study Guide. The content is organized in five distinct Mountains (Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular, Cardiopulmonary, Other Systems, and Non-Systems) and 140 Trails. Each trail has dedicated assignments, flash cards, video, and exams. Basecamp collectively includes hundreds of academic assignments, 3,000 flash cards, 80 hours of videos, and 6,000 multiple-choice questions. Active users are able to play our competitive games King of the Mountain and Climb using our Basecamp Arena app. A $25 off coupon for Basecamp is included within Insight. Purchase Basecamp today and start climbing!

We’re Ready for the 2024 Blueprint Change – Are You?

The new edition of PTEXAM: The Complete Study Guide is fully equipped for the 2024 blueprint change. The most comprehensive review book available features an enhanced learning experience with the inclusion of scenario and video questions and updated academic content, allowing students to effectively tackle the updated format. Our review book includes three full-length examinations weighted to the exact specifications and difficulty of the NPTE-PT.


New Academic Content Additions
•    Neurological Rehabilitation
•    Pediatrics
•    Clinical Practice Guidelines
•    Clinical Prediction Rules
•    Telehealth
•    Long-COVID
•    Plus much more!
Video Questions
This type of question consists of traditional text with a short video that provides students with important information and contextual clues necessary to answer exam questions.
Scenario Questions
This type of question consists of a standardized patient scenario that provides information on patient characteristics, pertinent medical history, and current symptoms. Students will be required to answer questions that rely on the specific information presented in the patient scenario.

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Why Students Love Scorebuilders' PTEXAM: The Complete Study Guide

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Why Students Love Scorebuilders' PTEXAM: The Complete Study Guide

"Scorebuilders Rules! was previously studying from another book which was consistently putting me to sleep. I have found your book to be far more comprehensive and educationally relevant than other resources. I am a visual learner and the layout allows me to more easily digest complex information. Thank you for your incredible attention to detail!"

- Student, Washington

"Thank you Scorebuilders! I absolutely love your review book. I only wish that I had discovered the book sooner. I had previously purchased the TherapyEd resource which felt like a never ending list of bullets with far too many questions covering tangential information. In summary, I am thrilled to be licensed and love your company!"

- Student, California

"Your review book and Basecamp have been an incredible 1-2 combination. I just received news that I crushed the exam! I am so happy and believe your products helped me achieve this magical moment. Thank you!"

- Student, Louisiana

"We love Scorebuilders' exam questions and find that they provide our students with the most realistic pre-exam experience possible. The explanations of each correct and incorrect answer allows students to not only assess their current decision making, but to identify their tendencies and make changes to improve exam performance. Keep up the great work!"

- Faculty, Florida

"I love how you continue to update the book with the What's New feature even after I purchased the book. The book was worth every penny I spent and more which is a bit remarkable given my very limited student budget. Thank you for being such a wonderful company and producing such quality products."

- Student, Virginia

"The Scorebuilders' questions were similar to my actual exam and provided me with a better sense of my exam readiness. In addition, the explanations offered for the questions were incredibly detailed which helped me to understand "Why" certain answers were better than others. The video explanations with Dr. Giles have helped me to improve my decision making."

- Student, Michigan

"We have used your resources with our students for the last decade. Thank you for continually raising the bar! Your resources have been a huge part of our program's success!"

- Faculty, Texas

"I have bought a lot of required books during my physical therapy education. I am happy to tell you that my most valuable and most utilized resource was your review book. I used this tremendous resource during my clinicals and of course when studying for the exam."

- Student, Massachusetts

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