In late April, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) mailed surveys to a random sample of about 18,000 physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) in various clinical settings and with various years of practice asking them to describe specific knowledge and skills necessary for competent and safe practice. This survey is part of FSBPT's project to update the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) for PTs and PTAs so that they continue to test knowledge currently required for safe and effective patient care by entry-level practitioners. This project, called a practice analysis, occurs about every 5 years.
FSBPT now is collecting a second wave of surveys of any PTs or PTAs who were not part of the initial sample. PTs and PTAs can access the survey using the link https://www.humrro.org/apps/fsbpt/, which also is located in the shortcuts section of FSBPT’s Web site, www.fsbpt.org. The surveys will close July 8.
In appreciation for your time completing the survey, FSBPT will make a donation to your choice of one of the following nonprofit organizations: Foundation for Physical Therapy, Samaritan’s Feet, Nature Conservancy, or Humane Society. Participants will be able to select the charity organization upon completing the survey.
More information on the previous practice analysis is available on FSBPT's Web site.