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What is the National Physical Therapy Exam for PTAs?

The National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) is the exam that candidates must take if they want to become a physical therapist (PT) or a physical therapist assistant (PTA). There are several different requirements that everyone taking the NPTE PT or PTA exams must meet. One of these requirements is graduation from an accredited PT or PTA program.

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LearningExpress Library from the Boston Public Library

LearningExpress Library is an online program that you have access to using your BPL E-card. It includes test preparation materials and practice exams for K-12 subjects, high school equivalency, college and graduate admissions, military, U.S. citizenship, and professional licensing and certification exams.

LearningExpress Library includes a study guide, practice exams, and flashcards  for the Physical Therapist Assistant Exam.

To find NPTE PTA Exam review material: 

  • Click this link to access LearningExpress through BPL
  • Login using your BPL E-Card number and PIN
  • At the top of the page, click "Sign In/Register" and create a personal account
  • Once you have created a personal account and signed in, Search "Physical Therapist Assistant" in the search box in the middle of the page. 
  • From there you will be able explore all the NPTE PTA study material available.

If you have questions about using LearningExpress Library, please contact the Boston Public Library or click here to watch video tutorials.