American College of Healthcare Sciences MS in Holistic Nutrition Graduate Stephanie Webb Receives 2017 DEAC Outstanding Graduate Award

Stephanie Webb

​Stephanie Webb, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) graduate and holistic nutritionist, has received the DEAC’s 2017 Outstanding Graduate of the Year award.

The DEAC Outstanding Graduate of the Year award celebrates the achievements of distance education students who have demonstrated academic excellence and consistent commitment to society and their chosen profession(s). Webb and other award recipients will be honored at the Annual DEAC Conference (April 23-25, 2017) and featured on the DEAC website with a personal profile and video describing how distance education has impacted their lives (


Webb earned her Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition from ACHS in 2017, and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. She also concurrently completed a Graduate Certificate in Nutrition.

Webb holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University. After having her three children, she realized how crucial nutrition is for living your best life, and studied diet and nutrition as a serious hobby before returning to school.

“I realized I was passionate about this and decided to take it a step further by making a career out of it,” Webb says. “I am married to an Air Force pilot, and we are stationed in a small town in New Mexico. Due to the lack of local universities offering programs in nutrition, I knew I would need to find a good online option. […] ACHS met all of my needs in distance learning, and it was a privilege to learn with their highly qualified professors.”

Webb is also an Eating Psychology coach and owner of Eat Happy Nutrition, a private health coaching practice that focuses on helping women to take the guilt out of good nutrition and to learn that eating healthy can be simple and fun (

“My contributions to the field of nutrition have largely been in education. I work with women all over the country to help make lasting, positive change toward health in the areas of nutrition as well as overall lifestyle,” Webb says.

“Stephanie’s commitment to empowering women to learn how to make healthy choices and love their bodies is a resounding example of the ACHS motto: Learn well. Live well. Educate others,” says Dorene Petersen, ACHS president and founder. “She has helped many people to overcome what can often be quite painful patterns through a focus on each unique individual’s body and lifestyle. Her clients are lucky to have her, and we are very pleased to be able to celebrate this award recognition with her.”

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About ACHS

Founded in 1978, is an accredited College offering online, on-campus, and study abroad integrative health education. With undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and CEUs in integrative medicine, ACHS makes holistic health and wellness education accessible to a diverse community of learners, including healthcare professionals, military students, stay-at-home parents, and lifelong learners. Specializations include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and wellness. A Certified B Corporation and 2016 Top Green Workplace, ACHS is also accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Visit

About DEAC

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1926 that operates as a national accreditor of distance education institutions. DEAC’s goal is to ensure a high standard of educational quality in the distance education institutions it accredits and a quality education for the more than two million students who annually study at its accredited institutions.

Source: American College of Healthcare Sciences

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