• What is an Athletic Trainer? 

    Athletic trainers are licensed health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize patient activity and participation in athletics. The practice of athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions and certain medical conditions in order to minimize impairments, and functional limitations. The profession of athletic training is recognized by The American Medical Association. The most common athletic training work settings include high schools, colleges, universities, professional sports teams, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, and physician's offices.


    Wheaton North's Athletic Training Staff:


    James Garcia  

    Head ATC James Garcia: james.garcia@cusd200.org


    Mr. Garcia enters his third year here with us and his first season as Head Athletic Trainer with the Wheaton North Falcons.  He completed his BS in athletic training from Aurora University in 2015 and obtained a master's in special education from St. Cloud State University in 2018. He currently teaches Special Education at WNHS.  James has previously taught at Conrady Junior High.  He is certified by the Board of Certification and is licensed as an Athletic Trainer in the State of Illinois.