• All questions on the exam relate to the competencies outlined in the book Oncologic Physical Therapy: Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) (.pdf).

    The following is an outline summarizing the key components of the Oncologic Physical Therapy Description of Specialty Practice. Examination percentages reflect the approximate weighting of specialty board examination for each content domain. Examination questions can reflect  knowledge areas or practice expectations, or both combined, to test the application of knowledge areas to clinical practice.

    I. Knowledge Areas (15%)

    A. Foundation Sciences (5%)

    B. Behavioral Sciences (5%)

    C. Clinical Sciences (5%)

    II. Professional Roles, Responsibilities, and Values (16%)

    A. Professional Behavior (2%)

    B. Professional Development (2%)

    C. Communication (2%)

    D. Social Responsibility (2%)

    E. Leadership (2%)

    F. Education (1%)

    G. Advocacy (1%)

    H. Administration (1%)

    I. Consultation (1%)

    J. Evidence-Based Practice (2%)

    III. Patient/Client Management Model (69%)

    A. Examination/Reexamination (23%)

    B. Evaluation/Diagnosis/Prognosis (14%)

    C. Intervention/Instruction (27%)

    D. Outcomes (5%)

    TOTAL 100%


  • Last Updated: 8/29/2017
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