Pattye Stragar
Pattye Stragar
  • Title:
    Fitness Operations Manager
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  • Previous College:
    Kent State
  • Bachelor's Degree:
    Physical Education
  • Graduate School:
  • Master's Degree:
    Physical Education


Pattye Stragar has been on staff in the Carnegie Mellon Department of Athletics since December 2003. She 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.

Since 2003, Pattye is certified in Zumba, jump stretch, group step, health & fitness for the 21st century, spinning, profile designs & heart rate games, sports nutrition, yoga fundamentals level I & II, group strength, kick boxing, aquatic exercise, personal training, program design and application, group fitness studio owners, Pilates matwork, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Kettle Weights, small group training, Insanity Live, Tabata Bootcamp and deep water exercise.

Additionally, Pattye has certifications in Barre Above, Guided Meditation, HIGH Fitness & TRX Suspension Training.

Pattye teaches physical education classes including fitness instructor training, fitness fusion, aqua at both ends, adult swimming, beginning tennis, badminton and golf.

Stragar is a certified lifeguard, certified in CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, has her Water Safety Instructor certification and is a CPO - certified pool operator, registered with Allegheny County as a public bathing place operator and has a category 24 pesticide certification. While at CMU Pattye has participated in Mental Health First Aid, Safe Zone, Green Dot & Unconscious Bias Training.

Prior to working at 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.

Pattye's office is located in the Jared L. Cohon University Center near the gym and equipment desk. You can contact her at 412-268-1235 or by email.