Kyla Coates

PhD Student


Prof. Neil Eves

Current Program

Kyla completed her BSc at the University of Victoria while training with the National Triathlon Centre, and completed her MSc at the University of Calgary.


Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship, Canadian Lung Association Studentship, CIHR-CGS PhD.


Kyla loves being back in B.C. and tries to get outside as much as possible with her dog and toddler. Her activities of choice include cross-country skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, trail running, camping, climbing, and attempting to surf.

Current Research

Kyla’s current research aims to explore alternative therapies to improve health and exercise tolerance in clinical populations that are limited in their ability to exercise. Her thesis projects use passive heat therapy to improve cardiovascular health and exercise tolerance in people with chronic lung disease. On the side, she is investigating the time-course and magnitude of vascular adaptation that can occur from a year of long-distance triathlon training.