Edward Coyle

Edward Coyle


Exercise Science


Office & Hours

Office: BEL 822G
Tuesday: 2-3 pm
Thursday: 2-3 pm
Friday: 1- 2 PM
And by appointment via e-mail.



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Courses of Instruction
KIN 325k- Physiology of Exercise (undergraduate)
KIN 395 - Sports Nutrition (graduate)
KIN 395 - Conditioning for Competitive Athletics (graduate)
KIN 382- Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology (graduate)

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
2109 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78712-1415
UT Mail Code: D3700

Full Vita
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Dr. Coyle investigates the physiological factors that regulate human endurance performance.   He has focused on the cardiovascular and metabolic factors that limit oxygen delivery and substrate utilization by exercising muscle. Furthermore, Dr. Coyle is interested in the physiological factors that influence maximal neuromuscular power.  Dr. Coyle coordinates the graduate program in Sports Science & Nutrition and a number of these masters students advise the intercollegiate athletic teams at UT. 




1979- Ph.D.; Animal Physiology; University of Arizona

1979-1982; Washington University Medical School; NIH Post-doctoral Fellowship in Applied Physiology


Representative Publications

Lee JF,  Christmas KM, Machin DR, McLean BD, and. Coyle EF. Warm skin alters cardiovascular responses to cycling after preheating and precooling.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  47: 1168-1176, 2015.

Trombold JR, Christmas K, Machin D, Van Pelt DW, Heng TH, Kim IY, Coyle EF. Postexercise macronutrient intake and subsequent postprandial triglyceride metabolism.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  46: 2099-2106, 2014.

Kim IY, Park S, Trombold JR, Coyle EF. Effects of moderate- and intermittent low-intensity exercise on postprandial lipemia. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 46: 1882-1890, 2014.

Machin DR, Christmas KM, Chou TH, Hill S, Van Pelt D, Trombold JR, and Coyle, EF. Effects of differing dosages of pomegranate juice supplementation after eccentric exercise.  Physiology Journal Volume 2014, Article ID 271959, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/271959.

Trinity JD, Pahnke MD, Trombold JR, Coyle EF. Impact of polyphenol antioxidants on cycling performance and cardiovascular function.  Nutrients  6(3):1273-1292, 2014.

Trombold JR, Christmas K, Machin D, Kim IY, Coyle EF. Acute high-intensity endurance exercise is more effective than moderate-intensity exercise for attenuation of postprandial triglyceride elevation. Journal of Applied Physiology. 114: 792-800, 2013.

McLean B, Petrucelli C, Coyle EF. Maximal power output and perceptual fatigue responses during a Division I female collegiate soccer season. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research . 26: 3189–3196, 2012.

Trinity, JD, Lee JF,  Pahnke MD, Beck KC, Coyle EF.  Attenuated relationship between cardiac output and oxygen uptake during high intensity exercise.  Acta Physiologica 204: 362-370, 2012.  

Trombold JR, Reinfeld AS,  Casler JR, Coyle EF. The effect of pomegranate juice supplementation on strength and soreness after eccentric exercise.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 25 (7) 1783-1788, 2011.

Trinity, JD, Pahnke MD, Lee JF, Coyle EF.  Interaction of Hyperthermia and Heart Rate on Stroke Volume during Prolonged Exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology  109: 745-751, 2010.

Recent Awards

  • Fellow in the Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in Kinesiology & Health Education (2012)
  • Inaugural Keynote Lecture; UK Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference (2010)
  • Citation Award- American College of Sports Medicine- (2006)
  • President's Lecture: 50th Annual Meeting of The American College of Sports Medicine (2003)
  • American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (Fellow # 378)(1997-now)

Current Research Projects and Grants

The Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) is currently investigating the cardiovascular responses to intense exercise with a focus on the effects of heat stress induced by either raising skin or core temperature.  We are also investigating the effects of training on maximal neuromuscular power with one goal of identifying overtraining.


Research Interests and Expertise

Dr. Coyle has been investigating the physiological factors which limit human endurance performance. In addition to studying carbohydrate metabolism during exercise, he is attempting to determine the factors limiting fat mobilization and oxidation. Recent studies have been conducted to determine the influence of dehydration and fluid replacement on cardiovascular function and muscle metabolism during exercise. Dr. Coyle coordinates the graduate program in Sports Science & Nutrition.

Boards, Committees and Associations

  • Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of Applied Physiology; (1989-1996) (1999-now)
  • Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (1989-now)
  • European Journal of Sport Science (2011-now)   
  • Fellow of The American College of Sports Medicine (1990)
  • The American Physiological Society (APS); (1984-now)
  • American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (Fellow # 378)(1997-now)