Pattye Stragar graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor's degree in physical education with a minor in coaching and secondary education and earned her master's degree in physical education from Ithaca College. In 2003, she came to Carnegie Mellon, where she is the Assistant Director of Fitness and Operations Manager at the University Center. She teaches physical education classes including fitness fusion, aqua at both ends, adult swimming, beginning tennis and beginning golf.
Prior to coming to Carnegie Mellon, Pattye was the women's gymnastics coach, sychronized swimming advisor, cheerleading advisor, women's intramural director, taught physical education classes & private lessons in golf and tennis at Northwestern University.
Since 2003, Pattye has been certified in Zumba, jump stretch, group step, health & fitness for the 21st century, spinning, profile designs & heart rate games, sports nutrition, yoga fundamentals, group strength, kick boxing, aquatic exercise, personal training, and deep water exercise. She is a certified lifeguard, certified in CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, certified pool operator, is registered with Allegheny County as a public bathing place operator, and has a catagory 24 pesticide certification.