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It was good five years since the last time I held a PT book so I was overwhelmed of the topics that I knew I should cover for the NPTE. My friends who took the exam before, told me I should read this and that, but I'm not really sure how I am going to squeeze that in my daily schedule because I'm currently working in Singapore and as much as I want to, I don't have the time to read everything. Good thing I came across Dr. Crane on one of his YouTube videos while I was trying to learn the topics that I'm having a hard time with. I searched PT Final Exam and checked on how it works and found out that they're offering both self-review and live courses. I was afraid to miss the live discussions because of my working schedule so I opted to enroll in self review program instead. IT WAS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED! I get to review whenever and wherever I want, and the written materials were really helpful. PT Final Exam gave me a blueprint on how to study for the NPTE - pointers of what needs to be studied and it assured me I don't have to read each and every books that I used when I was still a student. Thank you Dr. Crane and the rest of the team. Keep up the good work!
If you are looking for a course to prepare you for the NPTE, I highly suggest enrolling in PT final exams active online course. I am dyslexic and have always struggled with standardized testing or multiple choice tests. I did well in DPT school but I always had nightmares about the NPTE and not being able to pass. The first time I took the NPTE I failed with a score of 593. I then decided to take a course to help prepare for my second attempt with a different program and still failed the exam. For my third attempt I was very anxious and at this point I thought I would never be able to pass the NPTE and never make my dreams of being a licensed/practicing PT come true. I heard about Will Crane and PT final exam through a friend in the class above me. After emailing Will and speaking with him I decided to sign up for this course and I am so glad I did! I ended up passing the NPTE on my third attempt and improved my score by 129 points! I believe without the help of Will and his team there is a very slight chance I would have passed this exam. The course is amazing. It helps you stay accountable, apply the information to actual patient scenarios, gives you a study plan, and allows you to learn through multiple learning styles. Now just because you sign up for the course it does not grantee you a passing grade. You really need to put in the work. By this I mean do the assignments they give you, take their advice and feedback, attended the live webinars or watch the recordings, make charts or note cards to get repetitions in on specific material, and do NOT be afraid to ask questions. If you take an active role in studying and enroll in this course you too can pass the hurdle of the NPTE. If you do decided to go with PT final exam, after the test if you get an email saying your score was withheld, DO NOT PANIC. This happened to me because my score significantly increased (by 129 points). I am forever grateful of the support of Will and his entire team, without them I probably would still be trying to pass the NPTE!!
I failed the NPTE twice and was at a total loss of how to approach my third attempt. I had looked into other courses, but decided to go with PTFE because of my initial conversation with Will, who instantly made me feel like I had an actual chance this time around. I am happy to say I PASSED on my third attempt! THIS IS THE COURSE YOU WANT TO TAKE! The live course was extremely helpful to answer any questions I had during the class. All lectures and bonus sections were recorded so I could go back and use them as a refresher while studying, as well. The workbook was also helpful to make sure I hit all of the necessary information I may have not thought was as "relevant" or "important" as it actually was. If you are an AWFUL TEST TAKER (like me), they will give you all the tips and tricks you need to help you with any difficult questions you face. If I was able to work 40+ hours a week at 3 different jobs, stay active in classes and assignments, AND pass the NPTE, then you can too! If I could go back in time, I would have taken this course before my first attempt. I cannot thank Will and his team enough for all of their help! I truly could not have become a LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPIST without them!!!
After two failed attempts (scoring 586 on both), I signed up for this course based on a friend’s recommendation. The live course is as interactive as you make it. The scheduled online lectures kept me accountable for taking notes, asking questions in real-time and reviewing the material weekly. Great study tips are provided by each teacher which I definitely utilized during my third attempt. I scored a 659 and honestly walked out of the testing center knowing I passed this time around. Thanks for both the confidence and knowledge boost. PT Final Exam is the way to go.. you won’t regret it, just do it!!
This program seriously helped me to finally pass the NPTE on my third try. After graduating in May, failing exams in both July and then again in October, I was really not feeling very confident about being able to pass this test. I did 3 months of the independent study course and seriously- if you feel lost and just can't figure out how how to organize your thoughts and topics for the NPTE- subscribe to this. Even if it's just for one month of the independent study, you'll be hooked and will want to continue the course until your exam. I'm a visual learner- so all of the videos- from Will, Jonathan, Mark, Alana, and Nirja- every single video had content that finally clicked for me. Those topics that never clicked for me even during grad school finally made sense- and in a way that made me remember it during the exam. The weight lifted off your shoulders when you pass this test is amazing, and you can finally move on to the next chapter of your life as a licensed PT. If you're thinking about it- do it. Thank you so much PTFE!
I cannot say enough good things about PT Final Exam! It took me multiple attempts. I went from a 582 to a 650 after taking this course. I loved that the course had a fun way of reviewing topics and really helped to keep you on track. You never felt alone and the instructors did everything in their power to continue making you feel positive. Anyone who is questioning whether or not to take this course need to go ahead and DO IT!
I was very discouraged after failing my first NPTE. A friend told me about PT Final Exam and decided to try out the independent study course since I was working full time and needed the flexibility. The core review content lectures and workbook really helped me recognize and understand information much easier than trying to study the content straight from a textbook. Although I had a lot of anxiety going into my second attempt, I felt much more comfortable going through the questions and answering them with more confidence than my first attempt. I improved my score by 92 points and passed on my next attempt! The instructors got back to my emails in a very timely manner with all my questions as well. I highly recommend PT Final Exam!
PT final exam was an amazing program which made studying is fun! I am so grateful for the creation this amazing course and their team. I felt so prepared after the course and supported by the team. The course kept me organized, made me look at subjects at different points a view and gave me wonderful ways to memorize all the information. I was able to pass my NPTE the first time!
I am a foreign trained physical therapist based in the UK. I had previously sat the NPTE after completing a Masters degree in physiotherapy in 2016 and failed on two occasions. Not being used to MCQ’s, being used to essay type questions and having dyslexia I decided I needed to change my approach. After reading reviews online, I signed up to PT final exam and got all the great content and lectures from the instructors and Will. Unfortunately my dedication was hampered by problems in my life and I was unable to follow Wills study material or lectures to anywhere near the full potential. As a result I failed again! Fast forward a year and I dedicated 2-3 hours a night, Monday to Friday and solely concentrated on the course content that Will had given me and I aced both PEATS prior to the exam. I sat the NPTE this January, and I PASSED!! I stayed committed to the PT final exams Master mind study guide and flew through the NPTE in my 4th attempt!
I couldn’t recommend this course more highly to anyone, especially foreign trained physical therapists!
I cannot say enough great things about the PTfinal exam course. I came upon this on a blog by a fellow Australian PT and realized straight away that this was the course for me. The prep was intensive and the lectures well organized and thorough. There are also many tips on exam taking and how to properly interpret questions on the NPTE, such as not over analyzing or assuming things that are not stated. Thanks to God and the excellent team at PTfinal exam, I went into my first attempt with confidence and peace (and passed). Can't overemphasize how great all the lecturers are and their full commitment to this course (even though they have other work and family commitments elsewhere). Super duper course, amazeballs!!! Take this course, do the work and you will pass!!
This course was a miracle worker for me in my understanding, and successfull passing of the NPTE!! It is well organized, and a wealth of knowledge!
I would highly recommend this course to ANYONE preparing for the NPTE. Dr. Will Crane and all of the instructors working with him are passionate, kind and highly educated professionals with a unique and effective approach to help students prepare for this exam. Instructors are available 7 days a week with questions or concerns and their mission is to ensure our success. I wish I would have known about this resource prior to my first attempt. Thank you all again!!!
Thank you very much, PT Final Exam. I was introduced to PT final Exam after I failed twice. I was told that Dr. Will Crane is a person who is very passionate about what he does. The whole crew was very helpful for reviewing materials. During my third time prep for NPTE, I was studying alone. However, Dr. Crane and the coaches have been encouraging and motivating me. I recommend this course to people who want to have a structured preparation course.
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I was first licensed as a PT 20 years ago and worked for 9 years. But between family and military moves, I let my license lapse and never thought I would be able to take and pass the NPTE again. But then I found PT Final Exam and thought I would give it a try after reading the reviews. After doing the independent study course and following through on the suggestions made by the instructors, I'm happy to say I passed the NPTE on my first attempt! Thank you to PT Final Exam for giving me my career back.
Passed on my first attempt with thanks to PTFE! Excellent preparation and a great community to be a part of! Highly recommend whether this is your first attempt or not!
I got a 586 on my first attempt and I was devastated. I had no clue where I went wrong or how to begin studying again. I always did well in school so it came as a huge shock to me. I researched some review courses and thought that PT Final Exam was the best fit for me (based on what I read in the reviews and reaching out to Will prior). I am SO glad I did the live course! I was skeptical at first because I have always been a solo studier, but I knew that I needed structure and something to tune into a few times a week to keep me on track. This course filled in gaps in knowledge and study skills that I didn't know that I had! I am thankful for their time and effort that all instructors put in to making this course informative and fun! I can proudly say with hard work and dedication I have PASSED on my second attempt with the help of PT Final Exam!!
I had already taken the NPTE twice prior to signing up for PT final exam. By the time I heard of PT final exam I was angry, bitter and ready to give up. I was very skeptical about taking the live course and spending that money because I thought nothing in the world could help me pass. I have never been so happy to be proven wrong. PT final exam helped not only helped me improve my test taking skills but strengthen the areas that I was weak in. PT final exam has taught me a whole new way of studying. I am so grateful because I am finally licensed.
I am so glad I bought this study program! Will Crane and his team were instrumental in my passing the NPTE exam on my first try. His explanations were right to the point. He is very knowledgeable on the subject matter and being able to listen to the videos made me feel like I was really in class again. There is a lot of material that is included in the test and as a newly wed working full-time and dedicating 70 hours a month to community service I was really worried about how I would cover all the material for the test. However, the way they summarized all the subjects for the test really helped me to spend my energy and my time on what I really needed to. I could not recommend this program more highly. Thank you so much PT Final Exam!
I loved PT Final Exam! The live course got me my passing grade on the NPTE 🙂 It was very helpful with how to remember harder material, which is great when there is THIS much material to study. I felt like the scheduled live courses held you accountable to put that time aside and actually study. It also gave you a good gauge of where you were compared to other graduates prepping to take the NPTE, which I found motivating if I felt like I was behind the curve. I also really liked that the instructors always went over how to read and answer questions - this was my biggest challenge. Overall it just made the study process more motivating (you got good feedback) and way less lonely! I went to school far away from where I lived at the time I was studying for the NPTE so I wasn't close to any of my classmates. It was nice to have the options for study buddies, assistance, etc. I'd highly suggest this course to anyone getting ready to take the NPTE - I only wish I would have found it sooner!
This program was awesome! I had no idea how to begin studying the years of information that i had learned during PT school. I started by buying the scorebuilders basecamp and the scorebuilders ACE online advantage, but i felt like these courses were not preparing me well enough for the NPTE so I kept looking and ran across Will's PT Final Exam. PT Final Exam is everything I could have asked for. I did the full online 2 month course and passed the NPTE with a 651 on my first try! The instructors in this course are approachable and fun. The workbook was gold! I printed it out and filled the entire thing out and then made a ton of flashcards for all of the different conditions. I feel like this course not only prepared me to be a better PT, but also to be a better clinician! Thanks PTFE for helping me get through the last hurdle of PT school!
After failing the NPTE two times this year already, I knew something had to change in terms of my study habits. Frustrated and embarrassed, I researched online courses and came across PT Final Exam. I was hesitant in terms of the cost after already spending so much on my previous two NPTE attempts, but took the plunge knowing it would all be worth it if I passes, and it was! This course was exactly what I needed to keep me on track to pass the NPTE on my third try. I increased my score by about 30 points thanks to this review course and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an interactive way to study that also keeps you accountable!
I failed twice 586 then 587. Once I saw that studying on my own was doing nothing to improve my score, I decided to take this course in hopes that it would do the trick. I passed my third time with 654. The third time I took the test it actually felt harder than the first two and I didn't think that I had passed. I think that the course prepared me on a level that I wasn't even aware of. The course creates a full study guide that covers everything that you can see on the test and it makes sure you don't miss anything. It helped me stick to a studying schedule, specially when motivation was running low. It was everything that I needed when I needed it. I am so glad I made the purchase. Make the investment for yourself! Thank you PTFE!
My preferred learning style is listening to lectures and watching videos. PTFE allowed me to do the bulk of my studying by just wqtching the videos. A lot of the stuff i learned/reviewed did end hp on the NPTE and even if it didnt, its stuff i should know as a practicing pt anyway. Thanks PTFE!
I am so thankful to all the lecturers that contribute to PT Final Exam. I failed the NPTE on my first attempt and had no idea what I was going to do differently to try and get a passing score. One of my classmates recommended PT Final Exam. I used the independent study course for about a month and a half. I loved listening to the lectures because they give so many helpful ways to remember information. I believe these lectures not only helped me retain information, but they gave me confidence that I believe I was lacking the first time around. Thanks to PT Final Exam I have passed the NPTE and can finally start this awesome career that so many of us have worked hard for. Thank you again, I am forever grateful!
I normally never review products but I'm so appreciative of this course. I failed the NPTE my first attempt with a 593. After signing up for the independent study course for my second attempt I improved my score to a 664. I would highly recommend PT Final Exam to anyone preparing for the NPTE whether it's their first time or after multiple attempts. It is definitely worth it!
HELLO! I have been waiting MONTHS to write this review! After failing my first attempt in July 2018 with a 597... I am very proud to say that (thanks to PT Final Exam) I increased my score 71 points to a 668!!! I was always a good student, never had test anxiety, and was absolutely devastated after finding out that I failed my first NPTE. I could not believe it and did not know how/where to start studying again. I was ~thankfully~ recommended PTFE, read Will's "Letter to Those Who Failed," and chose to use the one-month independent study course. It was GREAT. All of my other classmates had passed the exam, so I had no one left to study with. Watching the videos (Core Content Reviews) made me feel like I was not alone anymore. They touched on so many key topics and helped guide my studying much better than I could have myself. The lectures were light and non-intimidating-- yet interesting, engaging, and efficiently covered VERY important reoccurring topics. They continually gave me great resources, pictures, and triggered me to look up topics that I did not fully understand. Not to mention, they were always available by email for questions when I had no one else to ask! Quick responses too. I cannot express my gratitude and appreciation for PTFE, you changed my life. *Sighs of relief after 5 months of studying." I will definitely be recommending this to my friends who will be taking it in July. Perfect place to start your studying if you feel overwhelmed by the amount of content. If you're reading this trying to decide whether to purchase (like I was 3 months ago).. I'm telling you, the independent study course is WELL worth the money! Good luck everyone!
After a heartbreaking failed first attempt, I knew I had to change my strategy the second time around. I decided to go with PT final exam and the independent study bundle. The independent bundle allowed me to access everything on my own time, and was a very refreshing change to an active study style as opposed to passively reading the study books. The teachers in the program make everything very easy to understand, and share a ton of tips and tricks on hard topics. I can't recommend enough how much this program helped me, and it is absolutely worth the investment.
I passed the NPTE on my second attempt. I am an older student and was very close the first time. I used the live course the first time as a supplement primarily to Therapy Ed, and then used the independent course the second time. I especially found the gait videos and the videos on mobilization of the cervical/thoracic spine helpful, as well as reviewing the core lectures. The advantage to the live course is the interaction with the classes and the TAs. Even with the independent course, because you are listening to a lecture/actual class, it still gave me a sense of community which is important, because studying for the NTPE can be very isolating. The practice questions included within the lectures also force you to be in test mode for a few minutes every day you study which is really helpful when the big day comes. Also, filling out your own study guide forces you to write down what are the most important aspects of each topic .
Thanks, Will and NPTE staff!! Couldn't have done it without you!
I was very hesitant about joining an online review course, not knowing what to expect. After failing the exam on my first attempt I knew I needed to make a change in my study habits. I talked to Will before committing and he was very helpful in both. Calming down my anxiety but ensuring me that this course would be a good fit. I truly enjoyed attending every class, and was given new knowledge for my second attempt that I had overlooked prior. In addition I was able to find a study partner to help review and talk over course material. I am so grateful for PT FINAL EXAM and helping me become a liscend physical therapist. The time and investment is truly one of the best decisions I could have made!
The PT Final Exam provided me with exactly what I needed to pass the NPTE. When I took the NPTE the first time, I strictly studied from one of the big exam prep books. I failed and realized I needed more than just a book to read from. Using PT Final Exam made me realize the many mistakes I made in studying the first time. The content and study structure provided exactly what I needed to be successful and pass the second time.
I can't say enough about Will and the instructors with PTfinalexam. I did not pass my first attempt at the NPTE and it was devastating because I had a job waiting for me. I needed a structured method of studying that covered the most important topics. I'm a visual and kinesthetic learner, so the purely academic method of studying did not work well for me. The live lectures, interaction with instructors, and PDFs were exactly what I needed. They truly have a passion for helping people pass the NPTE. I took the October exam and PASSED! Could not have done it without this review course. Highly recommend it to anyone wanting the extra push to conquer the NPTE. Thank you PTfinalexam.
PT Final Exam provides a great combination of content and strategy to help you conquer the NPTE! If you learn best visually through videos and an interactive class this is the course for you. It helped me to pass on my second attempt.
I heard about PTFE from a friend a little over a month out from the NPTE, I was panicking because I had no idea how to start studying and I already felt behind. I signed up for the independent study course and it was great to follow along with the videos that touched on a bunch of important topics in one session. I didn’t realize how necessary it was to stay positive when studying. PTFE also taught test taking and study strategies which helped me feel more confident going in to the exam. I passed on my first attempt thanks to PTFE!
After failing the NPTE on my first try back in July with a 590, I wanted utilize the most effective resources to ensure a passing score for the October NPTE. I decided to use the Independent Study Program and The PT Final Exam (PTFE) team truly makes the information more digestible, while giving you a great foundation for high yield topics on the NPTE. Not only did I feel more prepared and confident to crush the NPTE, but I also knew I was going to be a better healthcare provider after going through PTFE's study materials. I used this course in conjunction with the Scorebuilder's book and Scorebuilder's Basecamp to ensure a solid grasp of the material which worked out because I PASSED the October 2018 NPTE! Do yourself a favor and invest in your NPTE success through PTFE. You will be much better equipped to tackle this final hurdle before becoming a licensed PT!
Super helpful course! The online lectures were definitely helpful to have on the background when I wasn't feeling like reading and all the acronyms given were super helpful too to remember boring stuff. Workbook makes you stay on top of your stuff and the study guide also is good to look at. The staff was super helpful with questions and are available to emails, makes it seem much more personable and interactive.
Highly recommend for new grads and those re-taking the exam! I wish I knew about this course review before I took the exam the first time. Unfortunately I failed on that attempt. I quickly researched and put together a game plan for my second try and PT final exam was a key part of my preparation. I passed on my second attempt and this course played a MAJOR role! I used the individual study course. It is WELL WORTH IT. Don't sleep, utilize this great resource. It is such a relief to know that I am a licensed PT now!
This was my 2nd attempt taking the NPTE (my 1st attempt was in July). I was not ready during my first attempt and scored a 545. I was so nervous after not passing the first time and immediately started looking into what the best course was for tackling the NPTE. Fortunately, I came across PT Final exam and so happy I did! I took the NPTE independent study course and it could not have been more helpful! Any topics I had been confused about earlier made sense after watching the videos. I'm so excited to announce that i'm officially a licensed physical therapist thanks to PT Final exam!
Long story short, PT Final Exam gave me everything I needed to prepare. The content is very precise and clearly presented, and greatly improved my understanding of areas that I previously had trouble understanding. Highly recommended.
I think this course is a wonderful comprehensive tool to prepare students for the daunting task of passing the NPTE! I passed on my second attempt thanks to it. This course can be described as active, rather than passive reviewing. There are assignments with due dates, ( which are pretty intense but it makes you look things up which helps you retain the information) which keeps you accountable for the information, and those assignments are basically your study guide when they are all complete. I cant express enough how comprehensive this course is, its basically everything you learned in PT school jam packed in an 8 wk course. Also, all the instructors are very knowledgeable, understanding and so very kind; they are super easy to contact and respond in a timely manner. They can definitely be described as mentors of sorts. Mr. crane also has a wonderful, easy to understand lecture on gait which I found really helpful. I learned so much, and the way that the concepts were taught and addressed cleared up somethings that were confusing to me in PT school. I really believe that this course was a blessing and that I will be a better practicing physical therapist because of it.
Thank you PT Final Exam Team!
I am a recent grad who initially had to withdraw and reschedule the NPTE when I found out I was pregnant with twins and had a very difficult 1st trimester. There was no way I could study and take the exam in July. Will Crane was so understanding and was kind enough to extend the independent study course until October. PTFE was pretty much my sole source I used for studying- so much better than reading out of text books!! Will is an amazing teacher and has a great team of lecturers that keep things concise and interesting. I highly highly recommend this course! If I can do it with preggo brain, you can too! 🙂
I failed the NPTE the first time I took it and it defeated me. I was wondering how I would be able to take it again, shaken by the fact that when I took it the first time that I felt lost and all my friends had passed. After some online searching I found PTFE. I browsed through and decided it was worth a shot to do anything to help me to pass. After taking the Independent Study Course, I could not believe how many gaps in my knowledge I had prior to taking the first test. This course was formatted and outlined perfectly, the content was in-depth and up-to-date with what is on the NPTE, and is organized to where you can knock it all out in one month! Easy to follow lectures, plenty of resources and notes to help, and most importantly the instructors are easy to email and respond to you! When you take the practice test at the end, DO NOT GET DEFEATED! It is intended to be harder than the NPTE and is super helpful. I am happy to announce that I did pass the NPTE this time which was huge. I thank everyone at PTFE for putting this together. It is a tool everyone should use if they are unsure of or have failed the NPTE!!
After failing my last exam, I never thought I will pass the NPTE. When I was reading all the reviews from PTFE website, I was skeptical at first. Then, I check Mr. Crane’s YouTube videos. The PT Independent Study Course truly helped me. All the videos and tips from you and your team were really helpful. It made studying easier for me, considering I graduated almost 16 years ago. How I wished I didn’t wasted my time enrolling to [other online review course] last year, and endure failing the NPTE. I still can’t believed that I finally PASSED the NPTE! Thanks Mr. Will Crane, and to your team. I hope that you will be able to help more foreign PT graduates (like me),to pass the NPTE. PTFE is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
I did the online live review course to take the exam in Oct 2018. Will Crane was awesome and let me sign into the system earlier than the 3 months as I knew I wanted to do this program for a while to ensure my success on the NPTE. The mentors, advice, and class was amazing for me. I had a hard time on focusing my study to the most important topics rather than studying everything and this class really helped me to do that. The live session were great, even if you weren't able to make all of them you could watch them later on at your own pace (slower or faster). I really attribute my passing score to this program and working hard in it. I feel that I learned so much along the way, little tricks to help me remember things I didnt even remember in PT school. I felt better being in a group that understood the hardships of passing this test, it made me feel less alone in taking such a huge exam. Thank you to the entire team for helping me get a passing score and finally be able to work with patients as a PT! 🙂
I did the online live course and it was a great decision! All of the classes went over key topics for the NPTE. The teachers made the classes enjoyable and easy to follow. They included helpful ways to remember things, charts and videos which is how I learn best. You can tell that the teachers are passionate about helping others prepare. This class provided me with better test taking strategies and gave me more confidence. The only negative was that some of the teachers were not as easy to get ahold of as others when you had a question. Thanks PTFE!!
I participated in the individual study review course and it really helped me pass the NPTE. I loved the workbooks, illustrated pictures, and the practice test. Thanks for the help!
Thanks for your help. I registered for the Independent PTA review. You helped and guided me with my review. I needed it ‘coz it had been 10 years since I did my last exam. And thank God and thank you, I passed the PTA exam.
This is not just for PTs, its also for PTAs! The first time I took the NPTAE, I got the scorebuilder's book/basecamp program, and the O'Sullivan book. Both have great content, but both were still missing something. I ended up scoring a 597. I was devastated. I did my google searches and found PT Final. I initially did the independent program, but decided to switch to the live program and I do not regret a thing. The instructors, the presentations, and the whole program is what I needed. You still need to work hard during the program, but it is worth it. I passed my NPTAE with a 685. Thank you PT final exam!
Ive always been a skeptic with online prepatory courses because the content is so broad, but this course does a great job narrowing down the essentials and necessities. With the help of this course I was able to pass on my second attempt. I should have enrolled to prep for the first exam. I felt more confident and like I had a MUCH broader knowledge of the content going into the exam after completing all of the course work (work book and webinars). Highly recommended
IF I HAD TO CHOOSE AGAIN, I WOULD CHOOSE PT FINAL EXAM IN A HEARTBEAT! I can’t say thank you enough for helping me pass my PT boards.
I have struggled in school my whole life, starting with being on an IEP in Elementary, Jr High and High School. In college I had to start with the lowest possible classes that didn’t even count towards my college degree. Instead of PT school being three years, my program put me to part time and it took me five years to complete. Not that this level of schooling would be easy for anyone but it was extremely hard for me! With my learning disability, written tests were something I did not look forward to. Put me in a clinic and I am just fine, but give me a written test and I struggle.
During my first attempt at studying for the boards, I read the Scorebuilders book on my own but failed and got a 501. I then did Scorebuilders again but instead of the book, I did their program which is called basecamp. I did improve my board score to 532, but I was still far from the 600 I needed. I then spent a lot of money and joined a course called Therapy Prep Exam, but I actually got worse with this course and got a 492. After feeling like I would never pass the PT boards and losing all self-confidence, something happened that changed everything. I met Will Crane. After I talked on the phone with him for over 30 minutes, I could tell he really cared about my success in passing the boards! All of a sudden, my confidence had increased and I knew that this was going to be a different course.
At first I was really worried about how fast the 8 week course would be for me because it takes time for me to process things and to fully understand the concept. Week 1 started and I felt like someone had hit me with a ton of bricks. Then week 2 began and once again I felt like more bricks were falling. When everybody was feeling better with the assignments by week 3, I still felt like I was drowning and would never be able to stay on top of everything. I couldn’t keep up with all of the assignments and actually got discouraged that I wasn’t going to pass again! However, the PT final exam instructors were amazing and listening to their lectures actually got me excited about studying for the first time ever. Every time I would finish a lecture, I became more confident with myself and PT knowledge. I would even re-watch each lecture because they were interesting to me and I enjoyed them. I also watched all of the independent videos from the April course to see if they worded things differently. I just kept trying to work on the assignments as best as I could each day while continuing to read from text books and Scorebuiders Monday through Saturday. Weekly, my brain needed a break and Sunday was that break for me where I would spend time with my wife and three children while attending church.
One thing that I personally disliked about the course was taking a practice test every week. But that ended up being the best possible thing for me to do! Let me just say, I didn’t do very good on all of the other practice exams such as Scorebuilders, Ptfinalexam test, Osuillvan test, and my first PEAT. I was in the 65% and below category. I finally passed the last PEAT exam but only by a hair! I got a 600. I was really nervous going in for my fourth attempt, but overall felt more confident than any of my previous attempts. I improved my score by 131 points and scored a 623, a passing score! My best score ever and that is counting all of my practice exams. Taking a practice test every week was rough but it got me in a routine and allowed me to be comfortable with taking long tests. Also, because I took a test every week, it was like second nature when taking the national boards, it was like going in for the “weekly test”.
I am living proof that it is possible to pass the boards even though all of my practice test scores were low and I was not able to finish every single assignment. I am not saying don’t do the assignments, because I did work on them every day while also reviewing my old assignments. But if you don’t finish them it is ok. I just kept doing my best on them and tried not to get discouraged. Every time I had questions, I would write them down on a piece of paper and once I had about 10 or so, I would either call or email Will and he would take the time to walk me through the questions until I fully understood. I emailed many of the instructors and they were just as amazing in their responses. I OWE so much to PTfinalexam! Thank you Will and all of the other instructors!!! This course was completely life changing and my family will forever be grateful to you all!