• 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 first season as Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Wheaton North Falcons, employed through Northwestern Medicine.  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. James has previously taught at Conrady Junior High.  He is certified by the Board of Certification and is licesed as an Athletic Trainer in the State of Illinois.