Annika Pohle finished her Bachelor Equine, Leisure and Sports at Van Hall Larenstein in 2009. Right after her graduation she started working as a self-employed horse riding teacher in Recklinghausen. She had taken the horse trainer license exam in Muenster Handorf (Germany) next to her study earlier already, built a website during her study and prepared herself for her new role by focusing on sport science during the last year of her bachelor programme.
Animal Husbandry: a challenging combination
The Animal Husbandry programme doesn't just teach you just about everything there is to know about animals; it also concerns everything around them. You'll want to sign up for this programme if your life is all about keeping animals and managing their interests, and you're not daunted by this challenging combination.
The programme will teach you about biology and economy, but topics will also include entrepreneurship, marketing, financial management, advice and education, innovation, research, management, animal behaviour, livestock breeding and international trading.
Your study career
Subjects like market and industry, animal health, marketing, nutrition and reproduction, will be offered in different study periods. How you organise these subjects is up to you, and depends on your fields of interest.
After the first year you'll select a preferred work field. You'll broaden your knowledge and further develop your skills. You'll do an internship and participate in an exchange in the international, agricultural field, or you'll learn how to set up your own business. During the last part of the programme, you will specialise further and expand your knowledge by doing a minor, and you'll put your skills into practice by doing an internship. You will complete the programme by doing a graduation project.
Example programme structure
|Year||Term 1||Term 2||Term 3||Term 4|
Animal nutrition and breeding
Animals in society
Animals in business
Land & Forage Management
Research & Health
Nutrition and breeding
Animal health / Online marketing
Product quality / Horse-rider interaction
|3||Further depth in Animal / Business / Industry / Trade||Internship|