Posts Tagged ‘Graduate school’

Scorebuilders PT Exam Prep Class

Friday, April 6th, 2018

In addition to the capstone/elective projects that we, the 2018 doctor of physical therapy graduating class, presented on this week to our faculty and peers, we also had two days of the Scorebuilders On-Campus Review Course. This review course was provided by the physical therapy department to assist students in study preparation and test taking skills for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). It consisted of two full days of discussion, practice questions, helpful tips and tricks, etc. to hopefully improve test scores. We focused on all the systems the exam covers: Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular, Cardiopulmonary, Other Systems, and Non-Systems. We also focused on the types of mistakes including, academic, decision making, and test taking and at what level the questions were – 1, 2 or 3. All of this was to help emphasize the weaker areas so that we can put more focus on the area(s) going forward. The NPTE is the exam all physical therapists are required to pass in order to practice physical therapy. It is essentially the culmination of our three years of coursework and internship information. With less than 3 weeks before I take my exam, it was a very helpful exam prep/review session! Back to studying!

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Selling Books

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

With all of my didactic school work done for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, I finally sat down and went through my grad school textbooks. Many of the books I used in my PT courses were very useful and much needed resources. However, when your girlfriend is also in the PT program, you end up with two copies of each text. Therefore, we organized what texts we wanted to keep as future resources and made a nice bundle that we plan to sell for a low price to an incoming PT student.

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Why Elementary Education?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Elementary education has a lot of turn-offs for some people. These may include working with kids, a lack of patience, an absurdly low pay and lack of respect from society.

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Why the CSS PT Program?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

I asked one of my good pals and now 2nd year DPT student at CSS, Matt Klein, “What are the top three reasons you love the College of St. Scholastica’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program?” His answers were…

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A Reflection on CSM: Coming Home

Friday, June 9th, 2017

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