Changes on MBLEx test after July of 2014

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Changes on MBLEx test after July of 2014

The MBLEx is scheduled to undergo some minor changes in July of 2014.

Although, you probably won’t  notice the changes unless you have taken the MBLEx exam previously. I know you want to be as prepared as possible for your exam day, so let’s review what is going to happen after July 2014.

Changes the FSMTB will implement have to do with how the MBLEx is weighted, or the number of questions you will be asked per category. Not all category percentages will be changed. I will detail these changes below.

The number of questions on the MBLEx will decrease from 125 to 100.

The amount of time allowed to complete the exam will decrease from 2 1/2 hours to 2 hours. Of this time, a maximum of five minutes is allotted to the security and confidentiality agreement and five minutes to a brief survey.

Another change has to do with how soon you can take the exam again after a failing attempt. If you do not pass the MBLEx after July 1st, you must wait thirty (30) days from the previous examination attempt before you take it again.

Here are categories undergoing changes on July 1st, 2014.

Category

Previous category

percentages

New category percentages

Effective July of 2014

Anatomy & Physiology

14%

12%

Kinesiology

11%

11%

Pathology, Contradictions, Areas of Caution, Special Populations

13%

13%

Benefits and Physiological Effects of Techniques that Manipulate Soft Tissue

17%

14%

Client Assessment, Reassessment & Treatment Planning

17%

17%

Overview of Massage & Bodywork History/Culture/Modalities

5%

5%

Ethics, Boundaries, Laws, Regulations

13%

15%

Guidelines For Professional Practice

10%

13%

 

“Effective July 1, 2014, the MBLEx will reflect changes in weighting of the following content categories:

  • Anatomy & Physiology – 12% (reduced from 14%)
  • Benefits and Physiological Effects of Techniques that Manipulate Soft tissue – 14% (reduced from 17%)
  • Ethics, Boundaries, Laws, Regulations – 15% (increased from 13%)
  • Guidelines for Professional Practice – 13% (increased from 10%)”

All other categories will remain the same.

This breakdown allows you to see where the MBLEx focuses their content, creating a focus for your studies. The highest concentration is in the Professional Ethics and Guidelines sections, followed closely by A&P/Kinesio/Body as well as the Assessment and Application (as it should be). The Pathology and history questions are good to know because they help with the knowledge of your client’s conditions so that you are able to make connections on how massage history effects the professional community as a whole today. When you are studying, it is important to note the content weight in order to better prepare yourself for the exam.

Good Luck!!!

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  1. Hi guys my name is Drita I really need your help for the mblex test I graduated in 2012 I need my license I been trying for first time I did not pass for 30% I wana try again please help me I need to start my career:\

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