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Logan’s MS-AND Offered Perfect Mix of Clinical, Didactic Learning for Alumna Stephanie Rossler

Stephanie Rossler, MS, RDN (’21) was always interested in nutrition and helping others optimize their health. Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Stephanie attended the University of Alabama where she graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition. After graduation, Stephanie moved to Mobile, AL with dietetics on her mind, but decided to begin working in corporate wellness. Stephanie’s time in corporate wellness and nutrition coaching consisted of conducting health screenings and advising on nutrition.

“A friend of mine told me about Logan University and mentioned they had a great online dietetics program that included an in-person internship, so I decided to look into it and found it to be a perfect fit,” she said. “I really wanted a program that combined both didactic and clinical learning, and Logan’s hybrid program fit my needs.”

She began working on her Master of Science in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics (MS-AND) degree in 2019.

“It was tough during the pandemic, but I received a lot of support from the program’s faculty,” Stephanie said. “The internship and the rotations I experienced in St. Louis were fantastic and helpful. I had a lot of variety and was able to apply my knowledge at rehab centers, food banks, hospitals and dialysis centers.”

Stephanie graduated in December of 2021. Armed with her master’s degree, she now lives in Mississippi, where she was hired as a clinical dietitian at a hospital in Jackson. She still works for Morrison Healthcare at Merit Central Hospital where she helps patients with their nutritional needs.

“My days usually involve assessing patients to ensure they are eating appropriately for their condition, reviewing feeding recommendations, and making sure food service is running efficiently for patient satisfaction,” she said. “This degree allowed me to be an RDN, and it gave me the clinical experience to get this job.”

Stephanie also has her own online coaching business where she focuses on serving runners, powerlifters and other athletes.

“I love helping others succeed, and eventually I would like to turn my focus to nutritional coaching full-time,” she said.

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