Which books do I need to study for the NPTE?

This is a common question many students ask when studying for the NPTE. There are a lot of great resources out there, but NPTE Final Frontier has narrowed down the REQUIRED books and the RECOMMENDED books when it comes to NPTE preparation.

Comprehensive Textbooks

Many of these you've seen in PT school. Big text books with a lot of important information. Information in these is vital for the NPTE. But don't worry about studying each and every page. Instead you should have a detailed guide on what information matters for the NPTE.

NPTE Review Books

Some of these do a good job of narrowing the focus on what material is needed for the NPTE. It is still helpful for all students to have a clear guide on what to study each day.

REQUIRED BOOKS FOR THE NPTE

Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques

Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques 7th Edition (6th ed. OK) by Kisner, Colby, and Borstad.

ISBN: 978-0803658509

Othopedic Physical Assessment

Othopedic Physical Assessment 6th Edition by Magee.

ISBN: 978-1455709779

Physical Rehabilitation

Physical Rehabilitation, 6th Edition by O'Sullivan, Schmitz, and Fulk.

ISBN: 978-0803625792

RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR THE NPTE

Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists

Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists 6th Edition by Goodman, Heick, and Lazaro

ISBN: 978-0323478496

Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation and Intervention

Dutton's Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation and Intervention 4th Edition by Dutton.

ISBN: 978-1259583100

Principles & Techniques of Patient Care

Principles & Techniques of Patient Care 6th Edition by Pierson & Fairchild.

ISBN: 978-0323445849

TherapyEd 2019 NPTE Review & Study Guide

National Physical Therapy Examination Review & Study Guide 2019 Edition by O'Sullivan and Siegelman.

ISBN: 978-0990416289

PT The Complete Study Guide

PT The Complete Study Guide 2019 Edition by Giles.

ISBN: 978-1890989385

TherapyEd Course Manual
"Blue Book"

Received during on-campus NPTE review course.

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