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.
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.
Some of these do a good job of narrowing the focus on what material is needed for the NPTE, however most students will still require a clear guide of exactly what to study, and how to study.
Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques 7th Edition (6th ed. OK) by Kisner, Colby, and Borstad. ISBN: 978-0803658509
Othopedic Physical Assessment 6th Edition by Magee. ISBN: 978-1455709779
Physical Rehabilitation, 7th Edition (6th ed. OK) by O'Sullivan, Schmitz, and Fulk. 978-0803661622
Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists 6th Edition by Goodman, Heick, and Lazaro ISBN: 978-0323478496
Dutton's Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation and Intervention 5th Edition (4th ed OK) by Dutton. 978-1260143874
Principles & Techniques of Patient Care 6th Edition by Pierson & Fairchild. ISBN: 978-0323445849
Many online NPTE review courses (including NPTE Final Frontier) incorporate textbook readings. Remember, questions on the NPTE come from textbooks, not from review books. This is why you’ll see textbook references on ALL NPTE Final Frontier practice exams!
Find what works best for your style of studying, make a plan, and stick with it!
NPTE Final Frontier Full Live Course and Independent Study Bundle provide everything you need, so if you enroll in one of our courses, you will NOT have to purchase outside books or materials! Happy studying!