PTA Physical Therapy Assistant

Maintained and Updated as of 2024

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Dynamic Path presents our premier exam prep module for the Physical Therapy Assistant exam administered by the FSBPT, also known as the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE).

This module contains 300 targeted study questions written by physical therapy experts. Each question comes with a detailed explanation to ensure comprehension of key topics.

Our questions cover all sections of the NPTE exam:

  • Physical Therapy Data Collection
  • Diseases and Conditions that Impact Effective Treatment
  • Interventions
  • Equipment and Devices
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Safety and Protection
  • Professional Responsibilities
  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Dynamic Path is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy or any other organization.


There are 150 questions on the PTA exam divided across the following fourteen categories: Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Systems (21-26 questions), Musculoskeletal System (36-41 questions), Neuromuscular & Nervous Systems (28-34 questions), Integumentary System (5-10 questions), Metabolic & Endocrine Systems (5-7 questions), Gastrointestinal System (0-4 questions), Genitourinary System (0-4 questions), Lymphatic System (3-6 questions), System Interactions (5-7 questions), Equipment, Devices, & Technologies (7-9 questions), Therapeutic Modalities (9-11 questions), Safety & Protection (4-6 questions), Professional Responsibilities (3-4 questions), and Research & Evidence-Based Practice (2-3 questions).

The PTA exam is 4 hours long.

The passing score for the PTA exam is 600.

Earning a passing score on the PTA exam is necessary in order for the test taker to pursue APMLE licensure.

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