Physical therapy school is HARD. I remember those challenges.
- constantly looking for enough time to study;
- trying to figure out the most effective way to get all of that information to “stay” in my brain; and,
- searching for the best study tools and resources.
Tools and tips for you
When I created The PT Student, my goal was to help PT and PTA students with the same challenges I faced. So, I have some articles on:
- time management that outline specific strategies you can use to maximize your limited time;
- study strategies as well that help you to get the most out of that brain of yours; and,
- some inspiration for when you get bored, tired, fed up, or whatever!
I also created a brand new forum. This is the first forum dedicated entirely to physical therapy students. Post a question or find an answer in these categories and more:
- Getting into PT/PTA school
- In the classroom
- In the lab
- NPTE/board exam
In addition to lots of free content, we now offer a subscription service to hundreds of learning tools. I’ve searched the web for the best content related to physical therapy education, organized it and screened it for quality. I also added some of my own learning tools and videos that you can’t get anywhere else. Check it out now!
One thing I am always asked for by my students, is practice questions. We get better at what we practice, and exams are no different. The Premium Content membership currently has over 700 practice questions, in every category of physical therapy education. And we add more each month! Each question has a full review of the correct and incorrect answers, with textbook references for further study. Learn more here!
For example, did you know that the FSBPT (the organization that makes the licensure exam) holds workshops for faculty to write questions for that very exam? I did that workshop, and, needless to say, it was eye-opening! Before you get too excited … although I learned a lot that weekend, if I told you all of it, I’d have to kill you (or not, since the five year non-disclosure I signed is up). In all seriousness, there is a ton of information I can share with you about taking this exam! Start here with my post on improving your test taking skills.
The PT Student is managed by me, Jennifer Bresnick, PT, DPT, a physical therapist with over a decade of experience in physical therapy education. Not only was I a student in a physical therapy program, but I have taught undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology, been on the faculty of a DPT program, and currently run a PTA program. I have had a faculty perspective on physical therapy education starting with my lab assistant days while I was still in physical therapy school. In the past 14 years, I have learned a thing or two about the behind-the-scenes part of physical therapy education.
What do you need?
If there is a particular topic you are having trouble with, please feel free to email me anytime (firstname.lastname@example.org). The mission of The PT Student is to provide you with the resources I wish I had when I was a physical therapy student, so don’t be shy.
Best of luck during your physical therapy school journey!