Why study functional mycology?

Mushrooms and other fungi can offer incredible, evidence-backed benefits to health and performance...but few people know how to use and prescribe the common mushrooms available as supplements.
This course will teach you the benefits, uses, and cautions for the common mushrooms.

  • Learn what the current research says about the common mushrooms

  • Understand the clinical and performance benefits of mushrooms like Lion's Mane, Chaga, Reishi, Shiitake, Cordyceps, Turkey Tail (and more!)

  • Discover dosing, cautions, and safety and toxicity information for these mushrooms and fungi

  • Increase your knowledge-base in the fascinating field of functional mycology!

Easy payment options

Save with a one-time payment, or split the cost over 6 months.

Added benefits

  • Bonus material

    Complimentary Mushroom handbook, "The Little Book of Common Supplemental Mushrooms" by Cliff Harvey PhD

  • Continuing education

    Expand your knowledge base and earn continuing education credits.

  • Unique material

    Gain one of the only continuing education qualifications in the functional and translational application of supplemental mushrooms and fungi.

Reviews of Functional Mycology: Nutritional and Therapeutic Applications of Mushrooms

Find out what our members are saying!

5 star rating

Great course!

Nicolas Gunn

I took this course because I was curious about the use of non-conventional mushrooms and so now I will be able to try myself and recommend to friends.

I took this course because I was curious about the use of non-conventional mushrooms and so now I will be able to try myself and recommend to friends.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Functional Mycology!

  • 2

    Mushrooms as Food and Medicine

    • Mushrooms as Food and Medicine

    • Why Mushrooms?

    • Ethnomycology

    • Mushrooms as Food and Medicine Recap Quiz

    • Stoned Apes and Fungal Intelligence by Paul Stamets via After Skool

  • 3

    Supplemental Applications of Mushrooms for Health and Performance

    • Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus)

    • Lion's Mane Recap

    • Lion's Mane Recap Quiz

    • Cordyceps (Ophiocordyceps sinensis)

    • Cordyceps Recap

    • Cordyceps Recap Quiz

    • Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)

    • Reishi Recap

    • Reishi Recap Quiz

    • Chaga (Inonutus obliquus)

    • Chaga Recap

    • Chaga Recap Quiz

    • Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)

    • Turkey Tail Recap

    • Turkey Tail Recap Quiz

    • Shiitake (Lentinus edodes)

    • Shiitake Recap

    • Shiitake Recap Quiz

  • 4

    Next steps

    • Where to source mushroom supplements

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...


Founder & CEO/Senior Lecturer

Dr Cliff Harvey

Cliff Harvey PhD, DipFit, DipNat, is a nutritionist, naturopath, author, life and purpose coach, and researcher.
In over two decades of practice, he has helped thousands of people to achieve their goals, from those who are chronically and acutely unwell, through to elite-level athletes, and ‘elite-attitude’ business people and entrepreneurs.
He is an active researcher and is known for performing foundational research on keto-flu, ketogenic supplements, and 'carbohydrate tolerance' between individuals.
Cliff is a best-selling author of several books and is a former world champion strength athlete and competitive submission wrestler.


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