The Online Prep Program OVER 300 Students Have Used to

Pass the Npte in Less Than 12 weeks

Without Studying More Than 4 Hours/Day

You don't have to feel ❌ PANIC ❌ the week before your NPTE ... 
You don't have to question whether you did enough ...

❌ STOP feeling LOST and ALONE 😔 

... instead choose to feel: 


Coach K Walks You Through Your Entire NPTE Preparation Step by Step - Just Hit Play and Trust the Process

Coach K Teaches you NPTE Content Through 80+ Hours of Engaging Lectures Covering Heavily Tested Topics on the NPTE

Coach K Trains You on Test Taking Strategies to Tackle Every Question Type with Confidence

Coach K Will Coach You Through 250+ Practice Questions Throughout the Course to Solidify Concepts and Strategies

For the PT Student who is Feeling Overwhelmed 🤯... 
Struggling with Where to Start 🥴 ... 

That's all about to come to an end for you.
The NPTE is yours to DOMINATE in 2020, and I’m here to show you how.

But first, let me introduce myself. 

My name is Kyle Rice, aka Coach K

I help unlicensed PT’s, like yourself, achieve a 700+ on the NPTE 
so they can finally start their career as a physical therapist.  

Yeah, you read that right... A 700 or higher. 
I don’t mess around, and I know that since you’re here 
reading this, you don’t either. 

You refuse to let the NPTE stand in your way of achieving your dream of becoming a PT and moving on with your life.

Standardized exams were my WORST ENEMY throughout my academic career. 
I’ve actually failed 13 standardized exams to be exact. 
I was so bad at standardized exams that 
I began studying for the NPTE 14 freaking months ahead of time
I had the book knowledge. I could recite just about everything in my notes and PowerPoint slides. 
I killed it on my practicals!
But I was STILL not confident that I would be able to pass the NPTE... 
So I studied differently this time around ... Instead of just studying NPTE content, I literally studied standardized exams.
I knew everything there was to know about the art of standardized test takingAnd it payed off ... 

I scored a PERFECT 800 

But that's not where my story ends... That's truly my beginning. 
Once I joined the PT Profession I realized there are many students out there like myself, 🙋‍♂️students who are intelligent, capable, knowledgeable, who just happen to also struggle with standardized tests 🙅‍♀️...
I decided to dedicate my life to helping these students who I know will be amazing clinicians ... 

So 7 years ago, I started to provide students 
with guidance 👨‍🏫, direction ➡️, and coaching 👨‍💻 throughout their entire NPTE prep process.

Then I started teaching strategies ⚙️ to change a student's entire test-taking approach. 📝 So they could start answering questions with confidence. 😎
And finally, I realized some students just needed information presented in a way for them to truly understand and learn the material instead of just MEMORIZING it for short term. 
✨ What I Learned: Combining
Coaching + Test Taking Skills + Lectures =


  • Students started to feel CONFIDENT walking into test day 💪
  • ​Students started increasing their scores on practice exams ✅
  • ​Students started understanding concepts and applying their knowledge instead of just relying on route memorization.  📚
  • ​​Students knew how to get questions right 😎 even when they didn't know the answer 🤷‍♀️
  • ​Students were more efficient and effective in their studying: they knew exactly what to study 📝, when to study 📆, and how to study 🧐
  • Repeat test-takers were actually PASSING the NPTE on their next attempt 🥳

"Why didn't they teach me this in PT School?"


Not only did his program help me understand and apply the information but it also taught me how to remain calm and confident in myself during test day!

- Lauren O.

Worth absolutely EVERY penny!!! Nothing about The PT Hustle is cookie cutter. My only complaint is I didn’t find him sooner!

- Travis C.

Not only did it help me prepare specifically for the NPTE and weed out all the extra info I learned over the past three years, but it provided me with a community!

- Ali F.



What's All Included In the NPTE Coach Approved ✅:

Independent Prep Program


  • ​Learn How to Set Up Your NPTE Prep Team: You can't do this alone! Although many people try to do it alone, the quickest way to do well on the NPTE is to understand the impact that the people around you have on your mindset and ultimately on your success!
  • ​Figure out your INDIVIDUAL weaknesses: STOP reading review books cover to cover and stop utilizing "generic" study lists! Coach K will walk you through how to KNOW what your weaknesses are so you can really target your studying and STOP spending time on topics you already know! 
  • Create an individualized study calendar: You don't have to feel overwhelmed anymore! Coach K will walk you step by step to create a study calendar that incorporates the topics that are causing you to lose points! STOP using generic timelines!


  • Retention Focused: Coach K teaches you how to go through textbooks and utilize lectures and other study tools to truly understand and remember the information you learn.
  • ​Learn Topics in a Way That's Easy to Follow and Understand: You will follow along as Coach K teaches you and guides you to the NPTE content you NEED TO KNOW.  
  • Engaging, High Energy Lectures: Stop falling asleep reading textbooks over and over, Coach K's lectures help you connect the information with life experiences and other NPTE concepts for easier learning.  **SEE LECTURE LIST BELOW**


  • Go Through the NPTE TEST STRATEGY PLAYBOOK: Learn test-taking strategies and skills to get questions correct on the NPTE - even ones you don't know the answer to! Stop getting down to the final 2 answers and then selecting the WRONG one!  
  • Improve Your Mindset: Through mindset and strategy coaching, you will feel 100% ready to DOMINATE the NPTE. You will know how to approach every question and how to prevent self-doubt. Stop losing points to second-guessing!
  • Improve your Confidence: Coach K with walk you step by step through what to focus on during the final week leading up to your exam #HustleWeek! After #HustleWeek you'll actually feel excited to take and PASS your NPTE instead of feeling nervous and fearful! We don't just SIT for the NPTE baby ... WE DOMINATE IT!   


Musculoskeletal Lectures

  • How to Understand Eccentric & Concentric Muscle Actions for Common Activities 
  • Biomechanics of Major NPTE Joints: Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, Thumb
  • ​Review of Basic Exercise Types (Eccentric, Concentric, Isometric)
  • ​Review of Active vs Passive Insufficiency Principles
  • ​Spine Biomechanical Principles (Cervical/Thoracic)
  • ​Spine Mobilization (Cervical/Thoracic)
  • ​Review of Upper Crossed Syndrome & Lower Crossed Syndrome
  • ​Review of Spondylosis, Spondylolysis, & Spondylolisthesis 
  • ​Differential Diagnosis of Common Shoulder Pathologies
  • ​How To Select The Best Musculoskeletal Interventions On The NPTE
  • ​Lumbar Spinal Stenosis & Lumbar Herniations
  • ​Forefoot and Rearfoot Valgus & Varus
  • ​Foot Mechanics
  • ​Cyriax Theory & Application To Musculoskeletal Pathologies
  • ​Applying Musculoskeletal Protocols (ACL & Rotator Cuff Tear)
  • ​Gait: Introduction to Gait Biomechanics, Kinetics, & Gait Principles
  • ​Gait: Peak Muscle Activity & Joint Angles
  • ​Gait: Non-Amputee Pathological Gait
  • ​Gait: Amputee Pathological Gait
  • ​Lower Extremity Biomechanics (Femoral Torsion)
  • TMJ Musculoskeletal Review
  • ​Ankle Sprains, Fractures, & Imaging
  • ​Pelvic Floor & Women’s Health
  • ​Scoliosis
  • ​Flexor Tendon Repair (i.e., splints, positions, and exercise)
  • ​Common Scapular Dysfunctions, Causes, & Exercises
  • ​Eccentric & Concentric Muscle Actions For Common Activities
  • ​Facilitated Muscles & The Best Ways To Treat Them
  • ​Hold-Relax & Contract-Relax
  • ​How To Close/Open Cervical & Lumbar Spine & Differentiate Them
  • ​How To Learn & Retain Large Surgical Protocols
  • ​How To Mobilize A Closed Chain Restriction
  • ​Scapular Upward Rotation Biomechanics

Neuromuscular Lectures 

  •  Understanding, Assessing, & Treating A Stroke (MCA vs ACA)
  • ​Synergy patterns & Brunstrom Staging
  • ​Prescribing the Best Orthotic
  • ​SCI Functional Outcomes & ASIA Scale
  • ​Implementing Biofeedback On The NPTE
  • ​Cranial Nerve Function & Testing
  • ​Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • ​Central & Peripheral Vestibular Pathologies
  • ​Vestibular Special Testing
  • ​Vestibular treatment
  • ​Developmental Milestones, Reflexes, & Decision Making
  • ​Introduction to Spinal and Sensory Tracts
  • ​Multiple Sclerosis & Guillain Barre
  • ​Parkinson’s Disease
  • ​PNF Patterns
  • ​Motor Learning Stages, Feedback, & Practice
  • ​Traumatic Brain Injury I 
  • ​Traumatic Brain Injury II 
  • ​Treating A Stroke Using Brunstrom Staging
  • ​Myasthenia Gravis
  • ​Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction on Balance (CTSIB)
  • ​Seizures
  • An​terior Interosseous Syndrome vs. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome vs. Pronator Teres Syndrome
  • ​Radial Tunnel Syndrome vs. Radial Nerve Palsy vs. Lateral Epicondylitis
  • ​Spinal Nerve Roots vs. CNS Lesions vs. Peripheral Nerve Lesions
  • ​Differentiating UMN vs LMN Signs
  • ​Understanding Autonomic Dysreflexia & How to Treat it
  • ​Biofeedback on the NPTE
  • ​Hypotonia & Hypertonia
  • ​Nerve Conduction Velocity Testing
  • ​Scapular Stabilizers + Innervations
  • ​Selective Tissue Stretching & How it Relates to SCI

Cardiopulmonary Lectures

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation (All Phases)
  • ​NPTE Cardiac Physiology & Exercise Measures
  • ​Heart Failure & Congestive Heart Failure
  • ​CHF Treatments, Indications and Contraindications
  • ​Pulmonary Function Testing and Lung Volumes
  • ​Cystic Fibrosis & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders
  • ​How To Select The Best Pulmonary Interventions On The NPTE
  • ​Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • ​ACSM Exercise Prescription For Common Populations
  • ​Ankle Brachial Index
  • ​Understanding & Identifying Heart Sounds
  • ​Common Patient Positions & Their Indications
  • ​Diastolic vs Systolic Heart Failure & How They Relate to Ejection Fraction
  • ​Arterial Blood Gases
  • ​Postural Drainage
  • ​ECG Reading, Interpretation, & Decision Making
  • ​Exercise Tolerance Testing (ETT)
  • ​Cardiopulmonary Pathologies (Obstructive vs Restrictive Conditions)
  • ​Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • ​Electrolyte Dysfunction
  • ​Normal & Abnormal Blood Pressure Responses to Exercise
  • ​Understanding Arrhythmias & How to Study Them Effectively
  • ​Baroreceptor Reflex
  • ​Normal vs Abnormal Breath Sounds, Breathing Patterns, & Examination Techniques
  • ​Aquatic Therapy & Physiologic Principles

Other Systems Lectures

  • Review of Diabetes Mellitus Examination & Treatment
  • ​Pregnancy Considerations
  • Hyperthyroidism vs. Hypothyroidism
  • ​Visceral Pain Referral Patterns
  • ​Understanding Cushing's Disease
  • ​Diabetes Insipidus vs Diabetes Mellitus vs Ketoacidosis
  • ​Topical Agents & Types of Debridement (Coming Soon)
  • ​Arterial vs Venous Insufficiency Conditions, Wounds, Testing & Treatment
  • ​Review of the Lymphatics System
  • ​Wound Care Dressings

Integument & Lymphatics Lectures

  • Arterial vs Venous Insufficiency Conditions, Wounds, Testing & Treatment
  • ​​Review of the Lymphatic System
  • ​Wound Care Dressings
  • ​​Topical Agents & Types of Debridement (Coming Soon)

Non-systems Lectures

  • ​Ultrasound Principles
  • ​Russian Electrical Stimulation
  • ​Review of Electrical Stimulation Parameters (IFC & TENS)
  • ​Statistics: Hypotheses, Alpha, Beta, Power, Errors, Statistical Testing
  • ​Infection Control, PPE, & Isolation Precautions
  • ​Wheelchair Prescription, Ramps, & ADA requirements
  • ​Statistics: Sensitivity & Specificity
  • ​​Professional Duties & Ethics
  • ​​Iontophoresis: Advanced Use of Modalities
  • ​​Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC) & Reading Graphs


In The Independent Prep Program

  • Pre-recorded Video Coaching for your Entire NPTE Preparation ($900 Value)
  • 80+ Hours of Pre-recorded NPTE Content Lectures ($1219 Value)
  • The NPTE Test Strategy Playbook ($597 Value) 
  • Pre-recorded Video Coaching on Mindset and Test Confidence ($278 Value)


  • 24/7 Access To Everything in the Course 🔐
  • Unlimited Access Until you Pass the NPTE ✅
  • Coach K Will Personally Answer your Questions Inside the Course Platform Comment Boxes 🙋‍♀️
  • ​3 and 5 Month Payment Plans Available




❓When will I lose access to the program? 

You will keep access to all course materials until you pass the NPTE ✅ - whether you're scheduled to take it this year, or in 3 years! 

If for any reason you have difficulty accessing your course content or have difficulties logging into your account please email us at We'll be happy to help you access your course! 🤗

❓What is your refund policy?

We want you to be satisfied with your purchase! It is truly our mission to help you PASS the NPTE and start your amazing career as a PT or PTA! If you're not completely satisfied with your program there is a 7-day money back guarantee (*as long as you have not gone through more than 25% of the course). Unfortunately we have had students take advantage of the money back guarantee by attempting to go through everything prior to the refund deadline 😔. Please understand this guarantee is there because we wholeheartedly believe in our course and want you to LOVE it too 🥰, and if you don't we want to make it right! 

If you would like a refund, please send an email to with the subject line: "COURSE REFUND", and an explanation of your dissatisfaction in the body of the email. 

 ❓How much time will I have to commit to the program?

We recommend dedicating about 4 hours/day to the prep process (6 hrs MAX) if your test is in 12 weeks 📆

We do not 🙅‍♀️recommend the course if you have less than 8 weeks left until your NPTE (unless you are only utilizing the course for the lectures provided and for the Test Strategy Playbook)! 

In the course, Coach K will go over creating a specific calendar and study schedule for your specific testing timeline! If you still feel uncertain about your study timeline, you can put your questions inside the course platform comment box and Coach K will personally answer any question you have about it! 

 ❓What is your pass rate and what type of NPTE results can I expect with this program?

The pass rate for first time test takers is 97%! 🔥

The combined pass rate for students who have taken the NPTE between 2-6 times is 80% 🥳

Coach K does personally guarantee that this program will provide all of the tools necessary to help a student pass the NPTE regardless of prior test scores.

However, results may vary depending on the each student's work ethic, commitment, dedication, and willingness to adhere to the process. Success cannot be guaranteed as NPTE preparation is the responsibility of the student. 

 ❓I'm a PTA - Is this program only for PTs?

Although the Independent Program was created for the NPTE, all of the principles Coach K teaches along with the examples he goes through apply for PTAs as well since the major difference between the NPTE and NPTAE is content based (evaluation/ differential questions etc.) but the principles of the test and everything else is the same! 

You will find that in lectures, Coach K will sometimes go into evaluation/differential content that will not be on the NPTAE, but the PTAs that Coach K has had in his live coaching program have all provided feedback appreciating that additional content as it helped them make connections and understand/remember the material better!

This program is definitely appropriate for helping you dominate the NPTAE! 💪

Will I need to use my textbooks with this course?

Don't worry - Coach K will cover the specifics of how to study for the NPTE inside the course. But yes, the course does require you to have PT textbooks 📚as that will be the main source of your studying (when you encounter a topic that isn't covered in the lectures).

Coach K will also discuss using review books 📙(TherapyEd etc.) inside the course, as these are also great resources. But just remember: review books are like a study guide that a friend made in school and shared with you. They can be great if you already have a good understanding of the topic. But you would not prepare for a final exam just based off a friend's study guide!

 ❓What's the difference between the PASS System and this Independent Program?

Like the Independent Program, the Pass System is also a fully online course that allows you to go at your own pace. However the Pass System course only covers the test taking strategy and mindset portion of test taking. The Pass System is best for students who already have a solid study plan and have the knowledge required to pass, but have difficulty selecting the right question when they take a test. You can find all of the information about the Pass System here:

The independent program is best for students who need Coach K to walk them through the entire NPTE preparation - step by step from beginning to test day. It's for students who need to develop a solid game plan that will give them the confidence needed to pass, and students who need help learning how and what to study for the NPTE.  

 ❓I already have the Mini Lecture and Full Lecture Libraries - Is it still worth it to get this program? 

If you already have the mini lecture and full lecture libraries 📚 you will see some overlap in lectures - as like Kyle mentioned the lectures he gave in those libraries come from his coaching program! 

But the lectures you have are less than half of what is in the independent program. Just to give you an idea, there are 35 hours of lectures in both libraries combined, and in the independent program there are 80+ hours of lectures 😲 - which is an additional 45+ hours on top of what you already have! ✅

 ❓Does this program contain ALL of the Lectures Coach K gives students in his live coaching program?

In the independent program you will be getting absolutely everything that the students in Coach K's live coaching program get in their program platform - every single lecture and video! 💻

You will be coached through the prep process the same way that the students in his live coaching program are! 💪The only difference is that the program will be independent and it will take you step by step through the prep process without one-on-one access to Coach K.

 ❓What if I need to speak directly with Coach K? What if I need one on one help?

If you have questions about the videos in the program, you can put your questions inside the course platform comment box and Coach K will personally answer your questions! 👨🏾‍🏫

If while you're in the independent program you find yourself in a scenario where you need one on one coaching (sometimes life happens and we need a coach to help us get through the difficulties we encounter 🥰), just reach out to us at and we will assist you in scheduling a one on one phone or video call with Coach K at 50% off his typical hourly rate. 

Please keep in mind that this program is designed for you to go through it independently with virtual coaching through the course pre-recorded videos. 🖥 If you are interested in live one on one coaching, check out the NPTE Prep Success Coaching Program here:

 ❓What is the difference between this Independent Program and Coach K's Live Coaching Program?

The NPTE Prep Success Live Coaching Program and this Independent Program have exactly the same content inside the course platform! 

The following are the differences provided ONLY in the live coaching program
  •  Students have unlimited and consistent one on one access to Coach K through a text and voice messaging app (Monday - Saturday).
  • ​Coach K does live lectures 3x/week (covering topics that are already in your independent course). He re-teaches the content live to give students the opportunity to ask questions and ask for clarification.
  • Students are paired up with an accountability partner who is also going through the program, and an NPTE study team of students in the program with different strengths.
NOTE: Coach K discusses the importance of having an accountability partner in the independent program and a Facebook group will be available as a resource for students to connect, however finding an accountability partner is the sole responsibility of the student. 

 ❓Help! This sounds amazing but I have more questions!

If you have any other questions please write us at! Remember, we are here for you and we are always happy to help! 🥰 
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