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Physical Therapy Review Courses

Scorebuilders' Review Courses are designed to assist students to pass the examination on their first attempt. The different delivery models guarantee that we have a perfect solution for your academic program's unique needs! Our fixed-fee pricing, amazing course instructors, and the best outcomes in the business make the review course an unquestionable value.

  • Design a comprehensive study plan for the NPTE-PT

  • Improve decision making when selecting good, better, and best answers

  • Develop strategies to maximize the effectiveness of study sessions

  • Utilize objective measures to determine exam readiness

  • Receive 15 days of Basecamp access and unlimited support – Pass Pledge

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Product Overview

Hosting an On-Campus or Webinar review course offers the same benefits. If your class is able to have an instructor on site, our On-Campus review course is likely a great selection. If your class is unable to gather in person due to clinical rotations, program scheduling restrictions or extenuating circumstances; our Webinar review course is likely a great choice.

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Our review course provides students with the most personal, effective and efficient method to maximize performance on the NPTE-PT. Our course introduces students to challenging multiple-choice questions, recent examination trends, a myriad of study tools, and resources designed to increase mastery of essential examination content. The course emphasizes active learning activities under the direction of experienced course instructors. A formal course manual is included as part of the review course. Our pricing structure does not fluctuate based on the number of participants and instead relies on a fixed fee schedule. Refer to our Review Course Pricing to determine just how affordable our course can be. Take the next step toward achieving your career goals; organize a review course today!

The two-day course focuses on answering challenging multiple-choice questions, identifying strengths and weaknesses, discussing the most recent examination trends, and creating a comprehensive study plan. In addition, students will be led through a modified academic review. The academic review incorporates sample activities using multiple-choice questions in distinct areas of clinical practice: Musculoskeletal System, Neuromuscular and Nervous Systems, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems, Other Systems, Equipment, Devices, and Technologies; Therapeutic Modalities, Safety and Protection, Professional Responsibilities, and Research/EBP. By engaging in the sample activities students are able to identify strengths and weaknesses and develop effective remedial strategies prior to the actual examination.

Are you unable to attend your cohort's On-Campus Review Course? No worries, our online review course ACE - A Competitive Edge offers all of the same benefits as our On-Campus Review Course, plus 120 days of Basecamp access. Check it out!



Would your school like to host a review course on campus that is both affordable and effective? Our two-day interactive courses provide students with the opportunity to enhance their performance on the NPTE-PT. Our review courses give students a chance to assess their current strengths and weaknesses by answering sample examination questions and assist them to develop a comprehensive study plan for the NPTE-PT. This powerful one-two combination allows students to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their study sessions and translates into higher examination scores.

Scorebuilders offers over 300 review courses annually at academic institutions throughout the United States and has experienced three consecutive decades of growth. Our steady growth and large list of repeat customers, including some of the most respected academic programs in the country, is a testimony to the success of our courses and explains why we are the largest provider of physical therapist and physical therapist assistant review courses in the United States.

Following completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify current strengths and weaknesses by answering challenging multiple-choice questions.
  • Use improved decision-making skills when answering multiple-choice questions with good, better, and best options.
  • Design and implement a comprehensive study plan based on the latest information available from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.
  • Examine the intricacies of computer-based testing.
  • Utilize innovative individual and group study tools to enhance the efficiency of study sessions and maximize applied learning opportunities.
  • Develop strategies to maximize the effectiveness of study sessions.
  • Utilize quantitative and qualitative measures to determine readiness to take the NPTE-PT.
  • Demonstrate increased motivation and confidence in their ability to pass the examination on the first attempt.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to get a head start on your preparation for the NPTE-PT! If you are interested in hosting a review course for your classmates or students, please email us at or call us at 1-207-885-0304.





Examination Construction, Development, and Scoring
Information related to examination construction, development, and scoring is discussed. Current examination passing rates including the first time passing rate and the ultimate pass rate are identified.

Task Approach Analysis and Exercise
Students are exposed to a formal process for answering multiple-choice questions that can significantly reduce test taking mistakes. A sample exercise using clinically-oriented questions provides students with the opportunity to assess their own tendencies when examining challenging multiple-choice questions. Specific test strategies pertaining to computer-based testing are discussed.

Academic, Decision Making, and Test Taking Mistakes
Students learn how to identify and differentiate between various types of examination mistakes (academic, decision making, test taking). Students are oriented to a performance analysis grid that is used to track examination mistakes throughout the remainder of the course. A sample exercise provides students with an opportunity to analyze clinically-oriented questions and utilize the performance analysis grid. Specific remedial strategies are discussed to address each of the various categories of examination mistakes.

Developing and Implementing a Comprehensive Study Plan
Students are oriented to a sample study plan that can be used to prepare for the NPTE-PT. The study plan consists of four major components: Academic Review, Clinical Application Templates, Content Outline, Sample Examinations. Detailed information on each of the components is provided in order to assist students to develop a personalized and efficient study plan.

Sample Examinations
Students learn to assess their preparedness for the examination through sample examinations. Specific scoring targets are established using several commonly utilized examination resources. Students gain insight on how to refine their academic knowledge, decision making, and test taking mistakes using sample examination questions that are similar in design and format to actual examination questions.

Academic Review
Students are presented with several formal methods to review relevant academic content using active and passive learning strategies. A combination of active and passive strategies facilitates student mastery and allows students to gain greater breadth and depth in relevant systems and non-systems areas.

Clinical Application Templates
Clinical application templates allow students to explore the patient/client management of a wide variety of medical conditions commonly encountered on the examination. A tiered system (i.e., Gold, Silver, Bronze) helps students prioritize the relative importance of various clinical conditions and increases the return on investment from dedicated study time. By utilizing the clinical application templates students broaden their experience base and as a result are better prepared to answer applied examination questions.

Content Outline Exercise
Students are introduced to the content outline of the examination by taking a sample exercise that consists of representative sample multiple choice questions from each of the five content outline categories.



Content Outline
The content outline provides a detailed analysis of the content areas of the NPTE-PT. A thorough understanding of each of the content areas and the corresponding categories and subcategories streamline a candidate's preparation. Students are oriented to an active study tool using the final work activities of the content outline. The study tool serves as a valuable late review and assists students to focus on essential examination information prior to the actual examination.

Implementing a Comprehensive Study Plan
Students are taught how to integrate each of the components of the comprehensive study plan (i.e., Academic Review, Clinical Application Templates, Content Outline, Sample Examinations). Several sample study schedules are presented which provide students with the necessary structure to make consistent, meaningful progress in scheduled study sessions. Students learn to use self-assessment as a mechanism to make necessary changes to their study plan based on interpreting their performance on sample examinations. By customizing the study plan in this manner students are able to accelerate their rate of progress and increase their scores on sample examinations.

Sample Examination Questions
Students are required to answer sample examination questions representing the full scope of physical therapy practice in order to be successful on the actual examination. A sample exercise provides students with the opportunity to review relevant academic content and to improve their ability to select good, better, and best options on challenging sample examination questions in selected system and non-system areas. By analyzing performance in each of the areas students are able to assess strengths and weaknesses and build on many of the concepts presented earlier in the course.

System Questions
Students have the opportunity to focus on answering sample examination questions in each of the four system areas: Musculoskeletal; Neuromuscular and Nervous; Cardiovascular/Pulmonary; and Other Systems (i.e., Integumentary, Metabolic and Endocrine, Genitourinary, Gastrointestinal, Lymphatic, System Interactions).

Non-System Questions
Students have the opportunity to focus on answering sample examination questions in each of the two non-system areas: Equipment and Devices, Therapeutic Modalities; and Safety and Protection, Professional Responsibilities, Research.

You Make the Call
Students are exposed to actual emails from students questioning their readiness to take the examination. By analyzing the information quantitatively and qualitatively, students gain a better appreciation of how to determine their individual readiness for the examination.

Conclusion and Course Evaluation!


Meet Our Team of Course Instructors!

Dr. Scott Giles headlines our team of gifted course instructors.

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. Dr. Giles received his Masters in Physical Therapy from Springfield College and his Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Simmons College. He 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. He 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).


Our review courses are the highest quality, most cost-effective courses available for the NPTE-PT.

Pricing: $4,000 for the two day On-Campus Review Course

Our unique pricing structure does not fluctuate based on the number of course participants and instead relies on a fixed fee of $4,000 for our two-day course. This type of structure makes the most innovative and comprehensive review course affordable for groups of various size. For example, the per student fee for a class of 40 students would be $100, while the per student fee for a class of 20 students would be $200.

Students participating in the review course are not required to purchase our licensing resources, however, are entitled to a 20% discount on our best-selling review book, Basecamp, Online Advantage, and/or flash cards prior to, during, and after the review course. Students attending the course receive FREE 15 day Basecamp access! In addition, if the course is organized by a student, we offer a full complement of Scorebuilders' products to the student as a THANK YOU!

Our fixed fee pricing structure and complimentary resources make the course an unquestionable value. Scorebuilders' Pass Pledge program ensures students support until they pass the exam! Our goal has always been to make the course affordable for students and at the same time deliver a review course that stands head and shoulders above the competition. Our outcomes and market share demonstrate our commitment to excellence.

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Why Students Love Scorebuilders' PT Exam Review Courses

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Why Students Love Scorebuilders' PT Exam Review Courses

"I recently attended your two-day board review workshop. I was very impressed with not only the amount of information, but the style in which it was presented. The instructor was so entertaining and knowledgeable it was a pleasure to be a part of your workshop."

- Student, South Dakota

"Our class had a 100% first time passing rate on the licensing exam for the first time in our program's history. We previously used another review course company and wish we had moved to Scorebuilders long ago. The differences are obvious. Thank you!"

- Faculty, Texas

"Everyone I talked to really enjoyed the course and instructor. Her clear presentation style and sense of humor kept the students actively engaged throughout the two days while still getting the point across that passing this test takes serious work."

- Faculty, Minnesota

"Continued great news from our most recent graduating class. 39 have passed the first time, one has failed, and one has yet to take the exam."

- Faculty, Missouri

"Thank you very much!! Our hard working students have given us a 100% pass rate on the boards for the last two years, with much of the credit given to Dr. Giles' well organized book. It is their "Go To Resource" when they are on their clinical rotations. Thank you again!"

- Faculty, West Virginia

"Your review course and instructor did a wonderful job of helping our students choose between good, better, and best options. Many of our students incorrectly answer examination questions not necessarily because of lack of academic content knowledge, but rather inadequate test taking skills."

- Faculty, New Mexico

"I loved the webinar and am hardly surprised given how much I have enjoyed my other Scorebuilders' resources (review book, Basecamp)."

- Student, Minnesota

"I have consistently heard from former students that your company's sample examination questions are the most consistent with the content and difficulty level of the actual examination. Thank you!"

- Faculty, Florida

"I just wanted to let you know that I sat for my 3rd attempt at the NPTE last Tuesday and just found out that I PASSED! I went from a 560 to a 617 and I want to say it's primarily thanks to you and your course! Why didn't I take this the first time around?"

- Student, Arkansas

"I failed the exam twice before attending your course. I was VERY discouraged and doubtful anything could help me. After your course I passed the exam by 40 points! Thank you so much for the help and especially the CONFIDENCE."

- Student, Utah

"I think for a lot of students this class and exposure to realistic exam questions is a wake-up call that they need and it seems to be much better received coming from your instructors vs. the faculty that our students know so well."

- Faculty, Colorado

"Unknowns are scary and this exam was a HUGE unknown before this class! Much thanks to the instructor for being an awesome resource and to Scorebuilders for making the exam 100% less scary. I have a lot of work to do, but feel that I now have a plan in place. Thanks!"

- Student, Alabama

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